Press Release Archive

Press Release Archive

Harrison President and CEO, Scott Bosch, To Retire - 3/28/2014

He will transition leadership by July 2014

Bremerton, WA -- Harrison Medical Center Chairman of the Board, Jim Civilla, announced today that Scott Bosch, President and CEO, will retire from his executive post at the end of July. Bosch has served in his role for nearly a decade.


"Through Scott’s leadership, Harrison Medical Center is now well-poised to fulfill its mission for generations to come,” said Civilla. “He helped usher Harrison through a pivotal juncture in its history; one that will make a positive difference and create healthier communities far into the future.”


Over the past five years, in particular, Harrison has achieved industry-wide recognition for excellence in outstanding clinical quality and patient care. Simultaneously, Harrison expanded and refined essential services, such as cardiovascular and orthopaedic care, and opened new facilities in North Mason, Port Orchard, Silverdale, the Olympic Peninsula, and now a soon-to-come Bainbridge Island center, providing 24-hour healthcare for the first time to Island residents.


“I came to Harrison with specific goals and a vision in mind,” said Bosch. “More than just expanding bricks-and-mortar, I wanted to make Harrison a better place; to not only continue as a safe place for our patients, but to ensure a visible administration both internally and throughout our community, and to be recognized regionally and nationally for exceptional quality. I wanted to move this organization from good to great and I believe I have accomplished many of those goals.”


During Bosch’s tenure, Harrison Medical Center rededicated itself to exceptional healthcare. Recently, the organization was recognized for these accomplishments, including:

  • Blue Cross Centers of Distinction: For excellence in cardiac and orthopaedic care,
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award,
  • Beacon Award for Excellence: Recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for improved patient outcomes, continuous staff learning, and evidence-based practices,
  • The Joint Commission: Recognized as a Top Performer in several quality measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care.


Bosch also led the organization through consideration and selection of affiliation with Franciscan Health System. The affiliation brings substantial investment into Harrison infrastructure. It enables the organization to adopt advanced IT systems, including the Epic electronic medical record, and to expand services throughout the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas.


“Scott’s legacy is his collaborative leadership at all levels of the organization and throughout the communities it serves,” said Joe Wilczek, chief executive officer of Franciscan Health System. “Harrison is poised, as part of a regional health system, to innovate healthcare for people across Puget Sound.”


The Harrison Medical Center Board is currently developing a succession plan which they will implement over the next several months.


Bosch will step down from his post on July 31st, following the successful adoption of Harrison’s new electronic medical record, Epic. After enjoying a much-anticipated vacation, he plans to remain in the Kitsap County area during his retirement.


To learn more, Bosch talks about his retirement plans and his time at Harrison in a video on Harrison’s website,

# # #

Harrison Medical Center is a nonprofit healthcare organization offering medical, surgical, and emergency services at five locations-Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, and Poulsbo-to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. We are part of the Franciscan Health System family of services. To learn about Harrison's many healthcare services, call 866-844-WELL or visit To learn more about Franciscan, visit