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Harrison Medical Center, Kitsap Realtors and Kitsap Credit Union share news

Harrison names new board member

Edward Dolle, RN, has been named to the board of directors for Harrison Medical Center.

He brings 30 years of healthcare experience at agencies throughout the region.

Dolle is currently district education and training director for Extendicare Health Services, Inc., and has held leadership roles at both ManorCare in Gig Harbor and Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs at Retsil.

Dolle’s appointment to the board brings the board to 18 members.

“Mr. Dolle brings a deep and varied background to our board,” said Scott Bosch, president and CEO of Harrison Medical Center. “As an RN, he will help provide perspective in the many ways nurses play a large and important role in the delivery of health care here at Harrison and beyond the hospital setting.”

Dolle also has served in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. His volunteer service has included the American Red Cross, Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management and Washington State Nurses Association.

Realtors’ Rain auction raises $2,000

More than 100 members of the Kitsap County Association of Realtors gathered in December for the annual RAIN Fund luncheon and auction.

Founded in 1994 with the sole purpose of providing support to Realtor and Affiliate members who need financial assistance due to catastrophic medical problems or devastating loss of family income, the RAIN (Realtor and Affiliate in Need) fund is supported by voluntary contributions by the membership.

The annual event raised more than $2,000, according to Mike Eliason, executive director of the association. In 2013, the association gave nearly $10,000 to assist members in need, he said.

Members share spotlight in KCU’s Employee Excellence Awards

Kitsap Credit Union (KCU) recently presented Belfair Branch Manager Katie Hopkins, Financial Services Representative Emma Hershberger, and Records Specialist Robert Schadt with On the Spot recognition for credit union excellence.

During the ceremony, CEO Elliot Gregg, applauded past and present recipients of the award stating the importance of connecting the service oriented philosophies of the Credit Union to the everyday actions affecting its members, “It’s about you (the members). We’re here to support you. To find out what your needs are, and deliver on our promise to help you achieve more financially.”

Matthew Heitland, assistant branch manager of Kitsap Credit Union’s Bainbridge Island location and three time recipient, garnered special attention as he accepted KCU’s 2013 Employee of the year award.

KCU’s On the Spot award winners are peer nominated and receive a certificate of appreciation as well as paid time off.