BUSINESS BRIEFS: Port Angeles campground earns president’s award … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Olympic Peninsula-Port Angeles Kampgrounds of America Campground earned the 2018 KOA President’s Award.

The award was presented during KOA’s annual International Convention on Nov. 17.

The annual award is presented to campgrounds that receive high scores in customer service from their campers and also top scores in KOA’s annual Quality Review, according to a news release.

KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year regarding their KOA camping experience, according to the release.

For more information, visit www.koa.com.

Excellence award

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson Healthcare announced that it has been recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health-iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health with a Performance Excellence Award.

The award was received on National Rural Health Day, Nov. 16, and reflects “overall excellence in outcomes, [and] top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation,” according to a news release.

The rankings are determined annually using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX.

Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from more than 50 individual metrics into three major categories and eight pillars to derive a single-strength overall rating for each rural and critical access hospital.

In partnership with national rural health, iVantage has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care, according to the release.

For more information about the INDEX and Chartis, visit www.ivantageindex.com.

For more information about Jefferson Healthcare, call 360-385-2200 or visit www.jeffersonhealthcare.org.

Clinic manager

PORT TOWNSEND — Erin Coffey has assumed the position of clinic manager at Jefferson Healthcare’s Port Ludlow, South County and cardiology clinics.

She assumed her duties Oct. 23 and will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinics and staff.

In addition, she will contribute to the growth of the clinics as health care works to bring more services to the Port Ludlow and Quilcene communities, as well as enhance its cardiology clinic and services, according to a news release.

Coffey has been with the hospital since 2013, working recently as a compliance officer and manager of patient access, as well as a financial counselor.

Coffey, her husband and children live in Quilcene.

She holds a master’s degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Arts in health care administration.

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