The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) presented Mike Glenn, CEO of Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Wash., with the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award during the association’s Annual Member Meeting Oct. 11, 2018, at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.
“Mike has done an outstanding job of supporting health care and inspiring others to join him in his support,” WSHA President and CEO Cassie Sauer said. “His contributions and leadership have helped us make many improvements to our health care landscape, such as through improving funding for mental health services, expanding access to telemedicine, and protecting and improving rural health care. These improvements have made a lasting impact on patient care.”
Glenn also received the American Hospital Association’s 2016 Grassroots Champion award for his health care advocacy and fostering support for candidates for public office who are champions for health care.
“Mike has done a tremendous job, both leading Jefferson Healthcare and working to improve the larger health care system in the Pacific Northwest,” said Eric Lewis, Olympic Medical Center CEO, incoming WSHA board chair and 2017 Joe Hopkins Memorial Award winner. “Thanks to his leadership, the entire Port Townsend community has grown healthier. Mike was my boss for eight years at Olympic Medical Center when he was CEO, I can verify that he deserves this award for his outstanding dedication and contributions over many years in a number of organizations.”
More about Mike Glenn and Jefferson Healthcare
Mike Glenn joined Jefferson Healthcare as CEO in October 2010. With Jefferson Healthcare, Glenn guided a campus master plan and major capital improvement campaigns, created an environment that fosters community engagement and is responsive to community voices, and integrated behavioral health, substance abuse treatment and dental care into the primary care setting to provide whole-person care.
Glenn also served as CEO of Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles from 1999 to 2006. Further, Glenn spent more than two years as senior vice president of business development and product line management at UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center in Renton. Prior to his work at Valley Medical Center, Glenn served as chief operating officer at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
A native Washingtonian, Glenn was born in Olympia and earned a degree in political science from Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., and a Master of Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2, doing business as Jefferson Healthcare, is a DNV-accredited, fully integrated health care system providing services to over 29,000 residents of east Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state. The hospital is a fully-accredited 25-bed Critical Access Hospital under Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines, with complete 24-hour coverage by a physician staff of hospitalists. Top-rated services include: 24-hour emergency department, laboratory services, acute care and intensive care units, family birth center, the latest in digital imaging and a comprehensive array of respiratory, physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapies.
In addition, Jefferson Healthcare has clinics located in and around the hospital and local communities, including a full-service orthopedic clinic and an oncology clinic administering infusion services of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other vital treatments. Outpatient specialty clinics provide wound care, sleep medicine, Coumadin and anticoagulation, and dermatology services.
Jefferson Healthcare has the latest equipment in diagnostic imaging for outpatient and inpatient radiology services. The primary care clinics and the outpatient surgery and endoscopy center are located near the hospital in Port Townsend and in the surrounding communities of Port Ludlow and Quilcene. Primary care clinics provide pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, women’s health and internal medicine. Additional specialty clinics provide cardiology and pulmonary, nephrology and urological surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction.
A broad range of support groups and community education programs exist to round out Jefferson Healthcare’s total approach to patient wellness. Jefferson Healthcare ensures no person is discriminated against on the basis of age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.
More about the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award
The Joe Hopkins Memorial Award is given each October at the hospital association’s Annual Meeting, honoring the late Joe Hopkins, who was a long-time leader in the Washington state health care arena. The award is given to an individual who displays the spirit of his vision and dedication to Washington’s hospitals, with a special focus on rural health care.
More information about the Joe Hopkins Memorial Award can be found on the WSHA website at http://www.wsha.org/our-members/awards/joe-hopkins-memorial-award/.