- Harrison's Affiliation:
Franciscan Health System! (Announced: 16 Oct 2012)
Many scenarios as Harrison investigates partnership opportunity
Kitsap Sun, April 29, 2012, p.1 etc.
- Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC)
Formed in 2003, WWRHCC
is an incorporated non-profit Rural Health Network.
The Collaborative is comprised of nine federally designated rural Critical Access Hospitals
serving all or portions of nine Western Washington counties,
with a combined network area population of over 154,000. We are managed by an Executive Director,
and guided by an exceptionally "hands-on" Board of Directors.
Members include: Jefferson Healthcare, Forks Community Hospital, Whidbey General (Coupeville), Mason General (Shelton), and others
- SWEDISH - PROVIDENCE "INNOVATIVE AFFILIATION" (2012)
[October 2011 Announcement (pdf)
PROVIDENCE AND SWEDISH JOIN FORCES TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON
[Providence Media Page]
Officials from locally-based Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services today announced plans to form an innovative affiliation that will improve health care quality, access and affordability for the residents of Western Washington. This unique affiliation will allow both organizations, [...] to collaborate to better deliver health care to the region while at the same time maintaining their individual identities and heritage.
[...] the two organizations will form a new not-for-profit health care system that will include all of Swedish’s operations in King, Snohomish and Kittitas Counties and all of Providence’s operations in King, Snohomish, Thurston and Lewis Counties. Providence will keep the Providence name and its Catholic identity, while Swedish will keep the Swedish name and remain a non-religious organization.
The Swedish/Providence Alliance
[The goal is to make the health care puzzle less daunting for patients, more manageable for doctors.]
SEATTLE BUSINESS, November 2013, by
Elaine Porterfield, November 2013, FROM THE PRINT EDITION,
"Last year, Swedish, which had operated as an independent entity for more than a century, became a part of Providence Health & Services, a 155-
year-old medical system with 42 hospitals and 64,000 employees across five states. Prior to the merger, Swedish
had spent heavily acquiring specialty doctors’ groups and urgent care facilities across the region in an effort
to increase referrals to Swedish hospitals. An urgent care facility in Issaquah was upgraded to a full-service
medical center last year at a cost of $360 million. That spending contributed to financial problems at Swedish...,.."
- Swedish - Jefferson Partnerships (Click!)
- Olympic MC - Swedish Partnership
"Olympic Medical Center is proud to offer new and expanded services in the following specialties, thanks to our affiliation with Swedish:
Joint Cardiac Protocol [To Your Health, Summer 2009
[A collaboration of Jefferson Healthcare, East Jefferson County
Fire and Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue, Harrison
Medical Center, Kitsap Cardiology, and the Doctors Clinic]
developed standard protocols that enable emergency responders to
evaluate a heart attack patient under the direction of an emergency
department physician at Jefferson Healthcare and to
administer thrombolytic drugs, if appropriate, while en route to
Harrison Medical Center. Prior to formulation of the RPI protocols,
emergency medical service
(EMS) medics were not trained
or authorized to administer these
drugs. Jefferson Healthcare will
coordinate the stocking of the
medications on five medic units."
- Seattle Cancer Care
...is a world-class cancer treatment center that unites doctors from
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle
see also: SCCA (under Information/Education)
Olympic Medical Cancer Center, Sequim WA
"The affiliation between Olympic Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance (SCCA), gives you the best of both worlds—care in your own
community by skilled and dedicated oncologists, nurses, and staff, plus
access to the resources of SCCA and its parent organizations."
Washington CARES about Cancer Partnership: Comprehensive Cancer Control
"In 2001, the state formed the Comprehensive Cancer Control Partnership. Since then, the name changed to Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership which stands for Community Action, Research, and Evidence-based Systems. It is a diverse group of organizations and individuals. They represent public and private stakeholders in Washington interested in cancer prevention and control. The Partnership develops, implements, and evaluates the state’s comprehensive cancer control plan."
"The Department of Health is one stakeholder in the Partnership. We provide fiscal, operational, and technical support through the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program."
- See also: PLHealth.org Cancer Page
- Puget Sound Health
...is a nonprofit organization where the people who get, provide and
pay for health care come together to Improve health care quality and
affordability in a five-county region: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish
and Thurston counties.
Group Health to team with Swedish, end partnership with Virginia Mason
Seattle Times, August 22, 2014
(by Carol M. Ostrom) After two decades of partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Center, Group Health .. plans to send its HMO patients to Swedish Medical Center.
The 10-year arrangement, announced Friday but not quite finalized, will send maternity patients now seen at Group Health’s Capitol Hill location to Swedish beginning next spring, and other hospital patients to Swedish’s First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses beginning in February 2016.
Group Health patients will be cared for by Group Health’s physicians at Swedish. Dr. Steve Tarnoff, Group Health Physicians president and chief medical executive, said doctors at Group Health have a long history of successfully working side-by-side with doctors at major hospitals throughout the state...
In making the decision to go with Swedish, Group Health also evaluated proposals from Virginia Mason and the University of Washington.
Group Health cooperative, an HMO, doesn’t use the fee-for-service model common at Swedish. But Tarnoff said the “culture of Swedish is changing, as well.” [...]
Group Health, Overlake announce new alliance
[Seattle Times Nov. 2003]
"Group Health Cooperative patients on the Eastside will be going to Bellevue rather than Redmond for hospital care by 2007, under a new alliance between the health-care cooperative and Overlake Hospital Medical Center.
GH will shut down its Eastside Hospital near Microsoft's headquarters and allow its members to get hospital care at Overlake.
GH also will build a $110 million outpatient complex on Overlake's campus, cementing a relationship between the two companies and significantly boosting Overlake's presence in the region."
- UW Medicine: