Harrison president and CEO announces retirement

BREMERTON — Harrison Medical Center Chairman of the Board Jim Civilla announced March 28 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 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.”

Bosch also led the organization through consideration and selection of affiliation with Franciscan Health System.

“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 31, following the successful adoption of Harrison’s new electronic medical record, Epic.  He plans to remain in the Kitsap County area during his retirement.


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