Goodbye Jean and Welcome Renee

Jean Roberts, longtime administrator of Mark Reed Hospital in McCleary and superintendent of Grays Harbor County Public Hospital District No. 1 is retiring as of August 31.  Roberts has worked at the hospital for over 22 years and has been administrator/superintendent for two decades.

The Board of Commissioners has hired Renee Dunham to be the new CEO/Superintendent of the hospital district.  She began in her new position August 1.

Durham comes to Mark Reed Hospital from Columbia County Health System in Dayton, Washington.  She holds a bachelor of science degree in biology/chemistry and a master’s degree in healthcare administration.

Source:  WRHA Newsletter, August 2007 [pdf]

Collaborative Grant Allows Mark Reed to Install CR Unit

In early 2006 Mark Reed Hospital installed new radiology equipment. Because of their participation with the Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative’s Teleradiology project, and the availability of grant funds, Mark Reed is installing a CR unit that will be fully operational in September.

This unit allows the hospital to send x-ray images directly to South Sound Radiologists in Olympia and has eliminated the need to send films by courier (except for mammography). Radiologists can now dictate through their system, and Mark Reed Hospital receives the reports much sooner than in the past, often in the same day. These images will also be sent directly to the radiologists in Olympia.

Without the CR unit, which was made possible by the grant to the Collaborative, Mark Reed would still be sending x-ray films by courier and waiting longer times for the reports.

Source: Internal Memo