Silverdale hospital executive among top 25 nationwide

Adar Palis, Harrison Medical Center’s Chief Administration Officer, is included on the 2012 Becker’s Hospital list of rising executive stars under 40.

Palis joined Harrison in 2002 as a network engineer. He was named CIO in 2005 and was the organization’s youngest executive at age 27.

Harrison Medical Center’s website describes Palis’ contributions to the company in his establishment of a customer-focused IT department; building a state-of-the-art data center; installing a new network infrastructure to include remote campuses digitizing X-rays, and offering free wireless internet at all Harrison’s locations.

Harrison Medical Center was one of the first hospitals to offer free wi-fi.

In addition to currently managing eight operational divisions, Palis is also working on Harrison’s three-year endeavor to implement a $30.5 million electronic medical record system.

Palis earned a master’s degree in information technology management at Seattle Pacific University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems from the University of Washington.

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