PresidentSt. Clare Hospital
Kathy Bressler has served as president of St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood since August 2006.
In addition to being president of the community hospital, she provides regional executive oversight for the Franciscan Health System’s perioperative and mental health service lines.
A registered nurse, she has held several leadership posts with Franciscan since joining the organization in 1990. The management positions were responsible for medical-surgical services, ambulatory care, emergency services and burn services at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, as well as orthopedic and gastrointestinal services across the system.
She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in community and leadership from the University of Washington-Tacoma.
Bressler is a member of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Nurses Association. She serves on the board of directors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the advisory board for Lakewood’s Promise.
Members of the news media who want to interview St. Clare Hospital President Kathy Bressler should contact Franciscan Health System media relations at 253-382-3889 or email scottthompson@FHShealth.org.