Olympic Medical Center CEO’s salary raised

Olympic Medical Center CEO’s salary raised

Effective Oct. 1, Eric Lewis will earn $225,000 annually, a $21,722 increase since his previous raise in 2014.

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center’s CEO will receive a more than 10 percent raise after action taken by the hospital’s board of commissioners.

Effective Oct. 1, Eric Lewis will earn $225,000 annually, a $21,722 increase since his previous raise in 2014, according to action taken Wednesday evening.

The board approved the raise with no discussion during the board meeting in Linkletter Hall at the hospital in Port Angeles.

Lewis also will receive a 2 percent raise Oct. 1, 2017, and another 2 percent raise Oct. 1, 2018.

Lewis was promoted from chief financial officer to interim CEO in December 2006. He became the permanent CEO in 2007.

Lewis’ salary is now just shy of Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn’s. In January 2015, Jefferson Healthcare hospital commissioners in Port Townsend raised Glenn’s salary to $236,953.

OMC has 1,100 employees working at its 80-bed hospital and various clinics in Port Angeles and Sequim.

Jefferson Healthcare and Forks Community Hospital, the other two hospitals on the North Olympic Peninsula, are critical-access hospitals, meaning they have 25 beds or fewer.

The board will consider a a lease with the Sequim YMCA on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The lease would be for 1,500 square feet of the YMCA for a rehabilitation program.

Darryl Wolfe, chief financial officer, said it would cost the hospital $5,000 per month to lease the area, which comes with a 10-year commitment.

The hospital could begin using the facility Nov. 1.

The hospital or the YMCA could terminate the lease within 180 days without cause.

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Reporter Jesse Major can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56250, or at jmajor@peninsuladailynews.com.

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