25 Nov Leadership Award – Vickie Swanson
OMC Surgery Director Earns Leadership Award
PORT ANGELES – Ralph Parker, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, and Eric Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, presented Vickie Swanson, RN, BSN, MSN, director of surgical services with the Leadership Award at Olympic Medical Center’s November department management meeting.
Swanson, who joined Olympic Medical two years ago, has led many changes in the surgical services area.
“She has been described as a “boots-on-the-ground” leader who has integrated herself with the staff, and often jumps in to help in any role needed,” says Parker. “Her team describes her as a champion of change and a true advocate for them.”
Parker also added that Swanson is approachable, easy to work with and very kind.
Lewis noted that Swanson has done an excellent job in supporting Olympic Medical’s strategic plan, and helping surgical services get to the next level.