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Harrison Medical Center Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer - 8/16/2013

Kitsap County, WA – Jeanell M. Rasmussen has joined Harrison Medical Center as the organization’s new Chief Nursing Officer.

“I am honored to serve with the Harrison Medical Center leadership team on behalf of our patients and community,” she said. “I look forward to the opportunity to support and improve all aspects of the patient care experience.”

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.

“Jeanell brings to our organization specific experience and success in ensuring deployment of electronic medical records and medication technology in the bedside nursing environment,” said Adar Palis, Executive Vice President and COO of Harrison Medical Center. “Her leadership in those areas, along with her commitment to fulfilling our values of empathy, innovation and accountability, will ensure her lasting contribution to quality patient care at Harrison.”

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.


Harrison Medical Center is a nonprofit 297-bed healthcare organization serving residents on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas and in North Mason County. Harrison provides a full range of medical, surgical, labor & delivery, pediatric, level-three trauma emergency, and urgent care services, as well as primary and specialty care services, across four campuses—Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, and Belfair—and at more than two dozen clinic locations. Harrison offers a nationally recognized and award-winning cardiovascular program, 25-year accredited oncology program, and comprehensive orthopaedic care, as well as ICU, sleep disorders, rehabilitation, medical imaging, laboratory services, and more. Harrison is part of the Franciscan Health System family of services. To learn about Harrison, call 866-844-WELL or visit To learn more about Franciscan, visit