Port Townsend-based Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn has been elected board chair of the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA). As chair, Glenn will preside over the board of directors and help lead the hospital association’s work for the coming year. WSHA hospital and health system members elected Glenn during the association’s Annual Meeting Oct. 23.
“I am honored to be the chair of the Washington State Hospital Association this year. The year ahead is all about building momentum toward a sustainable health care system,” Glenn said. “Hospitals’ missions have never been more critical. We are our communities’ safety net. And we must continue to find ways to maintain access to care.”
Glenn’s term starts Oct. 23 and runs until WSHA’s new chair takes over in October 2024.
WSHA is the membership association for all the hospitals and health systems in Washington state. The association takes a major leadership role in issues that impact delivery, quality, accessibility, affordability and continuity of health care in both the policy and clinical arenas. It works to improve the health status of all residents.
About Mike Glenn
Mike Glenn joined Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2 as CEO in 2010, having served as CEO of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles, Wash., from 1999 to 2006. He spent more than 2 years as senior vice president of business development and product line management at Valley Medical Center, a 303-bed public hospital district in Renton, Wash. Prior to his time with Valley Medical Center, Glenn also served as the chief operating officer at Providence St. Peter Hospital, a 364-bed hospital in Olympia, Wash.
A native Washingtonian, Glenn understands that a rural health care system creates the health of an entire region. This vision and leadership have led to growth, numerous recognitions and industry awards. Under his leadership, Jefferson Healthcare has:
- Managed growth and expanded dermatology, oncology, orthopedics, emergency, express care, primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, and rehabilitation services.
- Guided a campus master plan and major capital improvement campaigns, including the Emergency and Specialty Services Building (2016), a modernized Port Ludlow Clinic, an enhanced Diagnostic Imaging Clinic, a rural health Dental Clinic, and a current campus modernization and building replacement project.
- Created an environment that fosters community engagement and is responsive to community voices.
- Integrated behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, and dental care into the primary care setting to provide whole-person care.
- Expanded Jefferson Healthcare’s charity care program to be one of the most generous in the state.
- Been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a leader in health care equality since 2014 for providing more equitable and inclusive care to East Jefferson County’s LGBTQ community.
- Earned a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspective from The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
- Regained and maintained financial stability, allowing Jefferson Healthcare to remain independent while serving its community, adding access and expanding services so community members can receive care at home.