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Harrison Medical Center leader embraces new operations role - 3/3/2008

Patty Cochrell knows Harrison from the inside out, having spent more than 25 years within the organization. She recently took on the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO) and executive vice president in which she oversees Harrison’s operations.

Cochrell’s clinical leadership experience is vast: nearly two decades during her early career at Harrison, along with nine years as a consultant for more than 50 hospitals nationwide before rejoining the organization in 2005 as chief nursing officer. Her experience in effective team building, problem solving, system analysis, and

change management bolsters Harrison’s mission of providing exceptional medical care.

“Patty brings an unparalleled understanding of the bedside caregiver’s perspective, as well as a national view of healthcare that will further guide us on our journey from good to great,” explains Harrison President and CEO Scott Bosch. “Her progressive leadership will continue to propel us to a higher level of healthcare excellence.”

“My role as COO engages me in decisions that directly affect our patients and our teams of professionals,” Cochrell says. “I’m confident this period of change will yield a more focused and efficient set of processes and systems that will allow our operations to grow even stronger.”

Cochrell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle’s City University. She currently participates in the Global Nursing Leadership Exchange and is an editorial board member for “Nurse Week” magazine. She’s part of national management and nurse executive organizations and has published numerous articles on the nursing profession.

Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital and the region’s busiest medical center, offering medical, surgical and emergency services on campuses in Bremerton, Silverdale and Port Orchard to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. To learn about our services, call 360-377-3911 or visit