Providence and Pacific Medical Centers working together
By working together, health care providers can do so much more to improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve. This vision brings together two long-standing not-for-profit health care organizations serving western Washington for a very long time.
As the first health care provider in Washington state, Providence Health & Services operates hospitals, clinics and a diverse range of services throughout the state. Pacific Medical Centers, known by the distinctive Beacon Hill tower that has been part of Seattle’s skyline since 1933, has gone through many developments since its early days as a public service hospital. Today, PacMed has a special bond with our region’s military families as it is the only West Coast provider offering the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan. Learn more about the PacMed legacy in this video.
Both organizations have joined in a unique affiliation effective May 2014. Their deep community roots and commitment to serve people from all walks of life will only grow stronger as they work together.
The affiliation is designed to increase access to services and improve health outcomes for entire communities, while reducing the cost of health care for patients, employers and government insurers. Providence wants to increase access to PacMed’s model of coordinated care health care, not only in the Puget Sound region, but across the five-state Providence system. PacMed operates nine multi-specialty clinics yielding high patient satisfaction rates, excellent health outcomes and lower costs.
The affiliation allows PacMed to remain secular (non-religious) and Providence to maintain its Catholic identity. This is the same model successfully used for the affiliation with Swedish Health Services. More information about access and services with the affiliation is available in the official news release.
Learn more about Pacific Medical Centers.
Learn more about Providence Health & Services.