Business Briefs — Nov. 29, 2017

Windermere toy drive

Windermere Real Estate offices in Sequim are collecting Toys for Tots Dec. 1-19. The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to ensure that every less fortunate child knows there is hope for the future, and receives a shiny new toy this Christmas Season. All monies and toys collected in Clallam County stay in Clallam County. To donate a new, unwrapped toy, visit one of the following locations:

Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East, 842 E. Washington St, Sequim, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; or Windermere Real Estate/Sunland, 137 Fairway Dr., Sequim, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; or donate online at port-angeles-wa.toysfortots.org.

Food drive at QFC

Knight Heating and Cooling, 3251 Woodcock Rd, Sequim, hosts a food drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sequim QFC, 990 E. Washington St. Donors will be given the chance to win free winter maintenance for a heating system and a gift card.

Build businesses on international scale

A “Grow Your Business Internationally” workshop featuring U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer is set for 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the Lincoln Center Building, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles. The Washington Export Outreach Team and the Clallam County Economic Development Corporation team up to help attendees discover export tools and resources needed to grow a business internationally. Cost is $15; price includes lunch and workshop resources. Register at export-PortAngeles.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Zara Castillo at zara.castillo@efacw.org or 206-256-6115.

OMC gets clean audit 17 years in a row

The Washington State Auditor’s Office recently conducted its regular independent accountability audit of Olympic Medical Center from Jan. 1, 2016-Dec. 31,2016.

In the report summary, it states “District operations complied with applicable requirements and provided adequate safeguarding of public resources. The District also complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures in the areas we examined.”

The State Auditor examines areas representing the highest risk of fraud, loss, abuse or noncompliance, and in this audit focused on financial condition, self-insurance, cash receipting and physician subsidies.

“I am very proud of our finance team,” said Darryl Wolfe, OMC chief financial officer.

“They continue to set a high standard of excellence. These results also indicate that many others across Olympic Medical Center are excellent stewards of our public resources.”

The current audit report is available online at http://por tal.sao.wa.gov/ReportSearch along with historical audit reports.

Need health insurance?

Olympic Medical Center’s certified application counselors are offering free assistance to anyone interested in signing up for individual health insurance plans during open enrollment which runs through Jan. 15.

Counselors will be available to provide information and assistance on Saturday, Dec. 2 and December 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at OMC’s Patient Financial Services office, 519 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

For more information visit WAHealthPlanFinder.org or call OMC certified application counselors at 360-417-7111.

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