SEARHC Promotes Eric Gettis to VP of Clinics
Eric Gettis has been promoted to Vice President of Clinics for SEARHC. Gettis will have system-wide responsibility for creating standard operating procedures and uniform processes to improve access to care at specialty and primary care clinics and ensure alignment of patient and provider satisfaction. He will work in concert with SEARHC’s medical directors and leadership on operations that support customer-friendly care and quality services in a safe environment. Gettis previously held the position of SEARHC’s Director of Practice Management.
“SEARHC is a complex primary care system that’s growing,” said SEARHC President and CEO Charles Clement. “Eric’s excellent skills will be an asset at the leadership table as we strengthen our primary and specialty care services and improve the overall healthcare experience for our patients and communities.”
Gettis has noteworthy expertise in practice management, provider relations and standardizing systems of care as well as implementing access to care strategies and best practices for managing the clinics. Additionally, his skills for onboarding physicians into a variety of employment models are complementary to the wide-ranging healthcare needs of the communities SEARHC serves.
“Throughout my career, I have focused on improving and sustaining a positive provider experience for patients,” said Gettis. “I am excited to elevate my skills and continue facilitating the delivery of excellent and cost-effective services provided throughout SEARHC’s clinics.”
Gettis has a master of arts in counseling and guidance and a bachelor of arts in education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. Before joining SEARHC, he held multiple management positions at Lourdes Health Network, including the Director of Physician Practices.
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The Art of Architecture
Architects often find themselves facing something of a chicken and egg dilemma. When it comes to design, what takes precedence—form or function?
“It’s a great question, and it’s probably a loaded question,” says David McVeigh, president of RIM Architects. “You can ask ten different architects and get ten different answers.”
Many of the factors that influence those answers land outside the architect’s control. The client’s vision for the building, its location and intended use, the project budget, and whether the design must conform to specific guidelines are all details the architect must consider when determining how much emphasis to place on aesthetics and how much on function.