Camilla Yamada has joined UMC as the company’s healthcare market lead. In her new role, Yamada will be responsible for management and oversight of healthcare clients, projects and strategic opportunities across the organization.
Yamada brings experience working directly for healthcare organizations on both the operations and capital construction sides. She began her career as manager of plant operations for Providence Health and Services hospital in Polson, Montana. Later, she came to the Puget Sound region as construction project manager for Providence Health and Services in Seattle, Washington and then took a position at Seattle Children’s Hospital as director of building and engineering.
With more than a dozen years of healthcare experience, she understands both the intricacies of working in the healthcare physical environment and the unique constraints associated with operational and capital dollars needed to service critical infrastructure.
As the Washington State Society for Healthcare Engineering Puget Sound Chapter president and board member, as well as a member of both the American Society for Health Care Engineering and the American College of Healthcare Executives, Yamada is a lifelong learner. She holds an M.S. in Disaster Medicine and Management, along with the credentials CHFM, CHC, Certified Healthcare Physical Environment Worker and BOC L1 & L2. Yamada helped develop the “Stationary Engineers Apprenticeship Program” in collaboration with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302 and Seattle Children’s Hospital; this program is a rigorous four-year program that couples classroom learning with on-the-job training to equip the next generation of building engineers.