Prestige Care Adds Two to C-Suite

by Jeff Shaw

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Prestige Care, a Vancouver-based seniors housing operator, has hired Brenda West as chief clinical officer and Doug Owens as chief information officer.

West joins Prestige after most recently serving in the same role at Summit Pacific Medical Center in Elma. She began her career as a registered nurse and advanced her way to a hospital management role. During her recent tenure she directed and managed the hospital’s $21 million transition project from Mark Reed to Summit Pacific Medical Center, and oversaw initiatives that decreased patient complaints by 50 percent and lowered nursing staff turnover by 27 percent.

West is is a board member of the Northwest Organization for Nurse Executives. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing and also earned an M.B.A. from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Ill.

Owens joins Prestige with more than two decades of information technology experience in the senior living and healthcare sectors. He most recently served as vice president of information technology for strategic business units at Golden Living in Plano, Texas, one of the nation’s largest nursing and post-acute healthcare providers.

Owens’ executive career began as vice president of information systems for Alterra Healthcare, now Brookdale Senior Living. While there, he also served as senior director of information systems and was a technology consultant. Other executive positions Owens held include president and chief technology officer at IntraCare and senior vice president and CIO at Atria Senior Living.

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living operate more than 80 seniors housing communities throughout the Western United States.

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