22 Jun OMC Promotes Souza to Director of Education
OMC Promotes Gretchen Souza to Director of Education
PORT ANGELES (June 22, 2020) – Gretchen Souza, RN, BSN has recently been promoted from manager to director of education at Olympic Medical Center.
Souza is a 16-year employee of Olympic Medical Center. “Gretchen’s promotion to director is a well-deserved acknowledgement of her clinical expertise, educational acumen, depth of knowledge and impressive leadership,” says Jennifer Burkhardt, chief human resources officer and general counsel, Olympic Medical Center.
Souza has been manager of education since 2012. Under her capable management, the department oversees and manages HealthStream, the organization’s primary online learning tool, and facilitates clinical and medical staff education. The Education Department team also rounds at the hospital, providing training on processes and equipment, contributing to staff and patient safety. Souza’s previously roles at OMC include bedside nurse on the Medical / Surgical unit, charge nurse and unit supervisor.
“Under Gretchen’s leadership, the Education team has grown and flourished, and taken on greater coordination and collaboration with clinical educators throughout the organization,” says Burkhardt. “She has been a major champion of clinical education, and her ability to inspire and develop others has added needed momentum to OMC’s progress in a number of areas.”