From Franciscan Health System
LAKEWOOD – Kathy Bressler, president of St. Clare Hospital, a part of CHI Franciscan Health, was honored with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington – Tacoma. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes successful UW Tacoma graduates who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to their communities, profession or other areas of study.
Bressler has served as president of St. Clare Hospital since 2006 and also have executive oversight of CHI Franciscan Health’s perioperative services, transfusion-free medicine, behavioral health services and women’s/children’s services. A registered nurse, she is also a member of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Nurses Association.
Bressler received bachelor’s and master’s in nursing from UW Tacoma. She currently serves as a clinical faculty member in the school’s nursing program sharing her leadership experience an inspiring students through her work. Bressler is active in the community serving of the board of the Puget Sound affiliate of Susan G. Komen and on the advisory board of Lakewood Promise.
Bressler received her award at the ceremony on the UW Tacoma campus earlier this month.