BUSINESS BRIEFS: Clallam PUD earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation … and other items

CARLSBORG — The Clallam Public Utility District recently earned the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association.

The RP3 designation — which lasts for three years — recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in key disciplines including reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement, according to a news release.

This is the second consecutive time the PUD has earned the RP3 designation.

David Lynch, assistant director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light & Power Michigan and chair of the association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations during the association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference in San Antonio.

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New employee

PORT ANGELES — Electric Beach Salon at 117 N. Oak St. recently hired cosmetologist Sarah Woods.

Woods is a graduate of the Portland (Ore.) Paul Mitchell school, where her training included hair design, manicuring and esthetics.

Woods’ services include fantasy color, balayage, texture cutting, blowouts, basic braiding, facial waxing, shellac nails and pedicures.

She will be available — beginning at 10:30 a.m. — Tuesdays through Fridays until 6 p.m. and Saturdays until 4 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome.

To make an appointment with Woods, phone 360-457-9102.

Patient experience champions

Six Olympic Medical Center employees received the Patient Experience Champions honors at a recent medical center board meeting.

Patti Haught, patient experience manager, awarded the employees.

“This recognition celebrates the contribution of these employees to help deliver safe, quality care and the best possible experience for our patients at every touchpoint,” said Haught.

Employees were nominated by their peers and chosen by a selection committee for excelling at patient interactions, according to a news release.

The employees are Ronda Anderson, barista, Seasons Café Espresso; Gladys Dearinger, customer service and release of information technician, Health Information Management; Laurie Lewis, lead registrar, OMP Walk-In Clinic, Sequim; Cheryl McCurdy, registered nurse, case manager, Olympic Medical Home Health; Georgia Heisterkamp, MD, surgeon and chief of surgery, Olympic Medical Physicians; and Katrin Junghanns Royak, registered nurse, intensive care unit.