Olympic Medical Center commissioners appoint interim CEO

Darryl Wolfe has been named Olympic Medical Center’s interim chief executive officer.

Wolfe, the chief operating officer for OMC, succeeds longtime CEO Eric Lewis, the new chief financial officer for the Washington State Hospital Association.

Hospital commissioners on June 3 unanimously approved the selection of Wolfe, who will make $4,085 weekly based on an annual salary of $212,417 and will receive a $350 monthly car allowance.

“We are on the low end of the market for a hospital our size, even in a rural environment,” Jennifer Burkhardt, Human Resources director-general counsel, said after the meeting.

The permanent CEO, who will oversee a budget that, this year, is $220 million and employs more than 1,500 personnel, will make between $210,000 and $235,000 with an incentive plan of up to 15 percent, she said.

Wolfe is one of eight finalists for the CEO position, which includes one other candidate from Washington, from the eastern part of the state, and consists of all men. There were 91 applicants.

The lone female front-runner, a hospital CEO from Washington state, withdrew her name from consideration to help her hospital continue to coordinate its response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Burkhardt said.

Follow-up interviews with the finalists via Skype are being set up this week, she added.

The candidates are being reviewed by Burkhardt and hospital Commissioners Thom Hightower, John Nutter and Tom Oblak.

Lewis, whose last day was Monday, attended the meeting and heard a four-page resolution read by board chair Jim Leskinovitch.

It recounted Lewis’ successes working at OMC, from stellar hospital ratings to spearheading the establishment of the hospital’s campus in Sequim.

“The accomplishments on that resolution, they were a team accomplishment,” Lewis responded.

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