Hospital Administration

Executive Leadership Team Members

  • Byron Eagle, CEO
  • Dr. Jack McClellan, Medical Director
  • Dr. Fran Dewalt, Clinical Director
  • Erik Logan, Director of Nursing
  • Dr. Fran Lexcen, Director of Forensic Services

Consolidated Institutional Business Services

The Business Office is responsible for trust accounts and submitting applications for Medicaid eligibility. Upon a child’s admission, the guardian completes several forms, including forms to establish an account for the child and to determine Medicaid eligibility. These forms are submitted to the Department of Social and Health Services' Pierce North Client Support Office. After considering many factors, among them, insurance benefits, federal or state benefits, and income, the Medical Eligibility Department renders a decision that may require the parent or legal guardian to either submit a co-payment or have existing federal or state benefits reduced during the child’s treatment stay.


We have a full complement of dietary staff on site. All cottages are equipped with staffed kitchens. The cooks prepare three full meals and a healthy snack according to a menu planned by the dietary service manager and a registered dietitian. Breakfast is usually served from 7:45-8:15 a.m., lunch from 12-12:30 p.m., dinner from 5-5:30 p.m., and a snack is served at 7 p.m. Meal times may vary occasionally. Special diets may be prepared according to physician orders. We also prepare and serve treats for special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, and for different cottage activities, such as open houses, camping, and summer carnival.

CSTC participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. All eligible participants who are patients of the Child Study and Treatment Center or who attend Firwood Secondary School in the Transitional Day Student Program are provided with the benefits of Child Nutrition Programs in a non-discriminatory manner. 


Housekeeping staff interacts with the children daily to encourage and support cottage cleanliness. While the primary counselor encourages the children to take out dirty laundry, pick up their rooms and brush their teeth, the custodian is responsible for the cleanliness of the cottage and all other CSTC buildings.

Medical Records

Medical Records is staffed with personnel trained in Health Information Management. This office processes and retains patient health information, including medical records and other patient health information and data on CSTC patients. Unless allowed or required by law, CSTC requires a signed Authorization to Release Information to release protected patient health information. If the patient is under age 13, a legal guardian must sign the release. If the patient is 13 or older, the patient must sign the release. Please contact the Medical Records Department with questions and/or requests for information at (253) 756-2547.

Consolidated Maintenance and Operations

Consolidated Maintenance and Operations provides maintenance and operations support. Maintenance includes repair, renewal and replacement of existing building components, campus utility systems and infrastructure. Operations include activities in support of clients, staff, and programs such as laundry, transportation, steam generation, water treatment and sewer treatment.