Scott W. Bosch, MHA, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Scott W. Bosch has been president and CEO of Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and Silverdale since November 2004. Since joining Harrison, he has led a myriad of patient care and other program innovations, including Vision 2010, an intensely focused commitment to make Harrison the best medical center in the region. He also collaborated with Harrison’s Board of Directors and other leaders in the process which led to Harrison’s affiliation with Franciscan Health System. Their shared goal is to ensure Harrison continues to make a positive difference and create healthier communities throughout the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas for generations to come.
Scott Bosch has a long history of civic service and supports many community organizations including the Bremerton Rotary and the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the boards of the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance and the Washington State Hospital Association, for which he completed his tenure as chair in October 2012. Additionally, he served as the chair for the American Heart Association’s 2012 Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk.
Prior to joining Harrison Medical Center, Bosch served as president of Banner Health’s Colorado region, where he oversaw nine hospitals in four states. Prior to Banner, he spent 13 years with the nonprofit Munson Healthcare System in Michigan.
Bosch earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Adar Palis joined Harrison in 2002 as a network engineer. He was named chief information officer in 2005-the organization's youngest executive at age 27.
Palis quickly initiated changes of real significance, such as establishing a more customer-focused IT department; building a state-of-the-art data center; installing a new network infrastructure to include remote campuses digitizing X-rays, and rolling out free wireless Internet access across all Harrison's campuses. Harrison was among the first hospitals in Western Washington to do so. In addition to currently managing eight operational divisions, Palis is the driving force behind Harrison's three-year endeavor to implement a $30.5 million electronic medical record.
Palis earned a master's degree in information technology management at Seattle Pacific University, Magna Cum Laude, and a bachelor's degree in business administration and information systems at the University of Washington. He currently holds six Microsoft technical certifications.
In 2005, Palis was named to the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal's 40 Under Forty group of vital young community leaders.
In 2011, Palis was named one of the "Rising Stars: 25 Healthcare Leaders Under Age 40" and earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.
Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, MD, (ret.)
Senior Vice President, Quality & Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Michael Anderson, MD, has tremendous capabilities in bringing together diverse medical systems in ways that transform quality and access to care. Most recently, Dr. Anderson served as the Medical Officer to the Marine Corps, and Director, Health Services, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps. Dr. Anderson has championed a transformational relationship with the Department of Veterans Affairs that established a new form of joint healthcare delivery. He also established new clinical standards for garrison healthcare within the Navy’s operational forces and later served as the Navy’s Medical Inspector General. Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP).
Dr. Anderson received his degree in medicine in May 1983 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md., and a bachelor’s degree with a major in biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his family practice internship at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton.
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Ms. Rasmussen most recently served as Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Providence Centralia Hospital, in Centralia, Washington. While there, she led interdisciplinary teams focused on developing coordination of care programs across the patient care continuum, from doctor’s office to hospital, and through post-discharge care planning.
Ms. Rasmussen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Jeanell Rasmussen received her Master’s in Nursing degree in June 2011 from the University of Washington, Tacoma. She also holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership degree and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Chapman University.
Forrest G. Ehlinger, CPA
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Forrest Ehlinger joined Harrison’s staff in November 2010. He leads the financial policies, practices, and supporting activities to accomplish the organization’s financial strategies. He provides operational leadership to the departments of Finance, Patient Financial Services, Health Information Management, Supply Chain, and Social Work.
With more than 20 years of healthcare industry experience, Ehlinger draws on a proven record of strategic, operational, and financial accomplishments. Prior to joining Harrison, he worked for a total of 18 years at Tacoma’s MultiCare Health System in Financial Services, nine of those as vice president of Finance. His previous experience also includes work with Regence BlueShield and First Choice Health Network.
Ehlinger received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Gonzaga University in Spokane and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington in Tacoma.