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Grays Harbor Community Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer, Melanie Brandt

Community news | Friday, April 7, 2017

Contact: Nancee Long

For Immediate Release

Date: 04/07/2017 For Immediate Release

From: Nancee Long

Director of Public Relations

360.537.6196(Office) 360.580.5415(Cell)

Grays Harbor Community Hospital Announces New Chief Nursing Officer, Melanie Brandt

(April 7, 2017 – Aberdeen, Washington) – Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Melanie Brandt to the position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Ms. Brandt will assume the role when Cynthia Walsh retires, effective end of day May 26, 2017, after six years of service to the Harbor.

Brandt currently serves as the Director of Surgical Services and has worked for GHCH since 2010. She comes to us with a Master of Science in Public Health Administration and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both from California State University, Fresno. With more than 20 years of nursing experience and 12 years leadership and management experience Ms. Brandt has a diverse skill set that includes surgery, ED, CCU and acute care.

“We were very fortunate to have two highly qualified candidates for this position already working for the organization,” said Tom Jenson, CEO. “Melanie will be an excellent addition to our Executive Team and will make an immediate positive impact on patient care.”

As CNO, Ms. Brandt will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the administration of Nursing and Patient Care Services at GHCH. The CNO provides oversight, leadership and direction to Ambulatory Infusion, Critical Care, Emergency Services, Family Birth Center, HarborCrest, Medical/Pediatric and Surgical Units, Pharmacy, Social Services, Surgical Services, and House Supervisors and Staffing Office.

About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a region of over 70,000 residents covering the 2,000 square miles of Grays Harbor County within Grays Harbor Public Hospital District II. Established in 1959, Grays Harbor Community Hospital is licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services and Family Birth Center. GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services and physician clinics. Learn more at

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