Lois Pate RN, Chief Nursing Officer, has worked at Island Hospital since 1995 in several positions but is known for her leadership in patient services and was the hospital's first Management Leadership Awardee in 2003.
"We are very fortunate to have Lois in such a critical leadership role," said IH Chief Executive Officer Vince Oliver. "Her knowledge, integrity and tireless efforts facilitate Island Hospital's delivery of high-quality, compassionate services for our community."
Pate sits on the hospital's Administrative Council, with Oliver and Chief Financial Officer Peter Swanson, and attends monthly Board of Commissioners meetings. Among departments reporting to her are Home Health, Surgery, Laboratory, Acute Care, Critical Care, Emergency, Care Management and Ambulance services.
"I love working at Island," said Pate. "We have some of the finest people I have ever known working in healthcare, people who make my role a pleasure. There's no place else I would rather be."
After working for the nurse registry from 1977-78, Pate worked for Alcenas, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, from 1978-79. From 1979-95 she served in several positions at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, eventually becoming Manager of Cardiovascular Services. She was responsible for cardiovascular surgery, nuclear medicine, radiology nursing and more.
Pate sits on the boards of Emergency Medical Services Commission, North Puget Sound Critical Care Consortium and Skagit Valley College Advisory.