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Gordon Charles McLean, American hospital administrator. Named Citizen of Year Tonasket (Washington) Chamber of Commerce, 1987, Businessman of Year, Oroville (Washington) Chamber of Commerce, 1986, Outstanding Young Men of America, 1970; recipient Outstanding Contribution Rural Health award, 1992, Top 100 Hospital in the United States award, 1994.


McLean, Gordon Charles was born on October 5, 1944 in Walla Walla, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Gordon Spurgeon and Ethylene Margery (Lamb) McLean.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, 1967. Master of Arts in Speech, Washington State University, 1973.


Head resident, Washington State University, Pullman, 1971-1973;news bureau manager, instructor, Center Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1973-1975;director public relations, St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, Indiana, 1975-1977;director public relations, Center Washington Hospital, Wenatchee, Washington, 1977-1982;editor, Valley Herald Newspaper, Milton-Freewater, Oregon, since 1983;administrator, North Valley Hospital & Nursing Home, Tonasket, Washington, 1984-1987;administrator, Whitman Community Hospital, Colfax, Washington, since 1987. Board directors Home Health and Hospice, Pullman, since 1987.


Board of directors Eastern Washington Area Health Education Center, Spokane, since 1988. With United States Air Force, 1967-1971. Member Washington Association Public Hospital district (board directors since 1988), Rural Hospitals Washington Eastern State Hospital Association (board directors since 1988, president since 1995), Society Professional Journalists, Colfax Chamber of Commerce, Rotary (president Colfax chapter), Sigma Delta Chi, Phi Gamma Delta (alumni advisor, Excellence Trophy 1990), Pi Sigma Alpha.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: public speaking, woodworking, skiing, poultry.


Married Tresa Louise Pounders, July 8, 1967. Children: Gordon Scott, William John.