Located in Olympia, Capital Medical Center (Capital) is a full-service, 107-bed community hospital that opened its doors in 1985. We provide a comprehensive range of medical services and deliver evidence-based care to patients throughout the South Sound, including Thurston, Mason, Lewis, and Grays Harbor counties.
Situated in our state’s capital, we have a history of serving state employees, and we believe that receiving care in your own community improves outcomes by creating continuity of care and enabling the participation of family and other partners.
Capital Medical Center is part of a network of hospitals across the nation, each of which is committed to providing quality healthcare close to home. We are united by a shared mission, vision, values and set of guiding principles that inform our actions and define what you can expect from our hospital and all LifePoint Health facilities.
These fundamental philosophies were created by LifePoint, and have remained a solid foundation for the company since its founding in 1999. We are proud to share this culture with our communities and apply these principles to all that we do at Capital Medical Center.
Making Communities Healthier®
We want to create places where:
- People choose to come for healthcare,
- Physicians want to practice, and
- Employees want to work.
- Integrity and Trustworthiness
- Legal and Ethical Compliance
High Five Guiding Principles:
- Delivering high quality patient care
- Supporting physicians
- Creating excellent workplaces for our employees
- Taking a leadership role in our communities
- Ensuring fiscal responsibility
The governance of our hospital is shared between the company and local boards of trustees, and Capital’s Board of Trustees plays a significant role in the governance of the hospital. Financial fiduciary duties are primarily the responsibility of LifePoint Health, while the Board is primarily responsible for the quality of care and patient safety. For example, the Board’s duties include ultimate responsibility for implementing a system of monitoring and improving quality of care, granting medical staff membership and clinical privileges, developing and promoting relationships in the community, and helping develop a collaborative relationship with medical staff. The Board’s members are community leaders and physicians in the Olympia area, including the former Mayor of the City of Olympia.
One of Capital’s unique strengths is its strategic relationship with its physicians. Physicians are integrally involved in medical staff leadership and hospital committees, in addition to serving on the Board. The partnership between the hospital and the medical staff provides new resources for continual growth. It strengthens our ability to expand hospital services and add new medical specialties to meet the needs of the communities we serve. In addition to these traditional Board and medical staff leadership opportunities, Capital has also developed a Physician Leadership Group. With members representing a cross-section of its medical staff, the Physician Leadership Group provides input to hospital leadership on all aspects of operations, including key initiatives, quality improvement, strategic development, and patient, physician, and employee satisfaction.
Capital Medical Center is partly owned by some of the physicians who serve our patients. For more information, contact Administration at 360-754-5858 or view the physician ownership list.
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