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Harrison announces CEO selection committee

Scott Bosch

Harrison Medical Center will hire a new CEO this year, after Scott Bosch announced his plans to retire at the end of July.

The hospital distributed a statement from board Chairman Jim Civilla this week, announcing the search committee selection and updating the search timeline. The committee will hold its first meeting April 21 to pick a national search firm.

According to Civilla, parent company Franciscan Health System “will accept the recommendation of the search committee with our Board of Director’s endorsement.”

Civilla’s full statement is below: Continue reading

Harrison, pro-tech negotiations resume


Harrison Medical Center and union pro-tech employees are back at the bargaining table.

According to Harrison, the two sides met Friday to continue contract negotiations.

Remaining issues include contract ratification bonuses, wage increases, health plan contributions, and language that would prevent pro-tech employees from honoring the picket lines of other bargaining units.

Negotiations between the nearly 800 pro-techs, represented by UFCW 21, and Harrison management began last summer. Talks ground to a halt over the winter and employees held an informational picket Feb. 19 (pictured above).

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Franciscan CEO to retire in 2015

blog.Joe WilczekFranciscan Health System CEO Joe Wilczek announced plans Wednesday to retire in January 2015. Wilczek has led the Tacoma-based Catholic hospital group for the past 16 years.

Bremerton’s Harrison Medical Center affiliated with Franciscan and parent company, Catholic Health Initiatives, last year.

Franciscan expanded from three to nine hospitals under Wilczek’s watch and developed a clinic network with more than 100 sites. Franciscan employs more than 12,000 people and generates annual net revenue of $1.8 billion, according to the release.

Catholic Health Initiatives will conduct a search for a replacement this year, with input from its affiliate boards, including Harrison’s. CHI expects to name a replacement by the end of 2014.

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