OMC considering new board member

PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center commissioners will interview applicants for a board vacancy and possibly name Jim Cammack’s successor today.

The hospital board will conduct a special meeting 4 p.m. to interview finalists for the open District 3 seat and conduct an executive session at 5 p.m. to discuss qualifications of the applicants.

The board might select a seventh commissioner during its regular meeting at 6 p.m. today in Linkletter Hall in the basement of the hospital at 939 E. Caroline St., Port Angeles.

Cammack announced his resignation as a District 3 commissioner in December, citing personal and health reasons.

District 3 covers a broad area from central Port Angeles to the west side of Lake Crescent.

Eleven residents of the district applied for the Position 1 vacancy. The interviews began in a special meeting Tuesday. No finalists were chosen Tuesday.

The applicants are:

• Becky McGinty, owner of Committed Accounting Services, LLC, of Port Angeles.

• Curtis Johnson, Port Angeles attorney.

• Edward Zoble, retired assistant to the president at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

• Gary R. Smith, former OMC commissioner and past director of Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics.

• James Casey, former Peninsula Daily News reporter and former Sequim Gazette editor.

• Jim Jones, Clallam County administrator.

• K. Penney Sanders, owner of Compass Advocates of Port Angeles.

• Kenneth Reandeau, retired utilities operator for the former Nippon Paper Industries USA mill in Port Angeles.

• Phil Giuntoli, principal architect-healthcare for CollinsWoerman of Seattle.

• Steven Blackham, retired OMC director of laboratories.

• Thomas Hightower, retired administrative supervisor at Auburn General Hospital, MultiCare.

The selected board member will be appointed until the general election of November 2019, when he or she would run for the remainder of the unfulfilled six-year term that ends in December 2021.

Cammack, who opened Jim’s Pharmacy of Port Angeles with his wife, Barb, in 1983, served on the OMC board for 15 years. He was board president in 2008 and 2011 and board secretary in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

The seven commissioners govern Olympic Medical Center and all its inpatient and outpatient services, as well as major divisions including Olympic Medical Physicians and Olympic Medical Home Health.

Regular meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month. Board members are also assigned additional committee work.

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Reporter Rob Ollikainen can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.

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