Elma, Wash. – The Board of Commissioners for Grays Harbor Public Hospital District No. 1 have announced that the Hospital District’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Renee K. Jensen has submitted notice and will be leaving Summit Pacific effective May 5, 2017. Jensen’s leaving comes from her having accepted a position within EvergreenHealth as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for EvergreenHealth Monroe.
Board Chair, Drew Hooper shared, “Renee was a gift to the District. It’s been a privilege to watch her lead this organization from the brink of closure into the nationally recognized medical center it is today. We have been extremely fortunate to have retained her talents for as long as we have and look forward to following her career. Under her leadership we have expanded services for the community and have improved access to high quality care. This work will have a positive impact on the community for generations to come,” Hooper continued, “The board has worked closely with Renee over the last few years to develop a strong succession plan. The leadership team Renee has helped developed here at Summit Pacific has a wide depth of knowledge and skill and we have complete faith in their abilities to continue to lead and grow this organization.”
As CEO and Superintendent of the District, Jensen oversaw operations for Summit Pacific Medical Center and its affiliated healthcare clinics. Jensen has served as the District’s CEO for ten years, having started in her position in 2007, when the organization was known as Mark Reed Hospital.