PacMed Receives 2016 Leaders in Health Care Award
PacMed received the Silver Award for outstanding achievement in health care delivery from Seattle Business magazine for its continued dedication to delivering high-quality, patient-focused care while also reducing health care costs for patients.
“We are honored to be recognized as a leader of innovation in health care delivery in the Puget Sound region. For more than 30 years, PacMed has delivered quality care to its patients – it’s in our DNA. Everything we do at PacMed is grounded in providing high-quality care to patients. One of PacMed’s goals is to change the way health care is organized, paid for and delivered in order to help our communities live healthier lives,” said Linda Marzano, CEO of PacMed. “We also are identifying ways to provide care beyond the walls of the doctor’s office, while maintaining quality and decreasing cost. Critical to our success is the strong relationship between patient and primary care doctor. It is through this relationship that we work with our patients to deliver the best care for their needs.”
PacMed’s innovative programs meet various needs within the community. Through its Living Well Alliance program, PacMed brings health care to the workplace, providing health risk assessments and educational programming to Puget Sound area employers and organizations. Additionally, PacMed helps improve access to health care for the underinsured in the community by removing financial and logistical barriers through Project Access Northwest, of which PacMed is a founding member. PacMed serves the local military population through US Family Health Plan (USFHP) – a managed care model that has a proven track record of improving patient outcomes and satisfaction while reducing costs. PacMed is the only contracted provider of USFHP in Washington State.
Seattle Business magazine’s Leaders in Health Care Awards are held annually to recognize individuals and organizations that are leading Washington’s world-class health care industry in patient care, outstanding leadership and thoughtful innovation. This year’s event, attended by nearly 300 people, recognized 16 local medical organizations in seven nomination categories.