Island Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer Elise Cutter has been selected as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Elise has an extensive background in healthcare leadership, financial management and a keen understanding of hospital operations,” said IH Chief Executive Officer Charles Hall.

In 2002, Cutter was named Island Hospital Employee of the Year and in 2007, as IH Finance Director, she received the hospital’s Management Leadership Award. She remains the only person to achieve both awards.

Cutter received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Villanova University and Masters in Business Administration 2019 from Western Governors University. Prior to joining Island Hospital in 2001 she served as a controller for a manufacturing firm in Everett, WA.

She takes over from interim COO Ann Raish, who will work with Cutter through May as she transitions to the new position that oversees operations, ancillary and clinic services. The COO is also responsible to enact plans to reach the annual goals set forth by Hall and the Board of Commissioners.

“Ann has brought so much knowledge to our senior leadership that I feel very fortunate to work with her during this transition,” Cutter said.

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Published on May 20, 2020