PORT ANGELES — Hospital district commissioners authorized Olympic Medical Center Administrator Mike Glenn to expand the hospitalist program Wednesday.
Virginia Mason Medical Center is expected to be offered a contract to provide a second hospitalist — a nighttime, on-site doctor who consults with a patient’s primary care physician — for Olympic Memorial Hospital, 939 Caroline St.
The contract will call for a second Virginia Mason physician to provide on-site services between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., 365 days per year at an annual cost of $190,000 to the medical center.
“We have spent a great deal of time talking about this program,” Glenn said Wednesday, urging hospital commissioners to authorize the contract. “Now, it is time to move on with it.”This entire report appears in today’s Clallam County edition of the Peninsula Daily News, on sale throughout the county. Or click onto “Subscribe” to order your copy via U.S. mail.