PacMed Named a Top Health Care Provider by Washington Health Alliance
The Washington Health Alliance’s Community Checkup recently recognized Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) as one of the top medical providers in the state for excellence in care. Every PacMed clinic was rated on a variety of metrics, including affordable healthcare access and integrated care resources. In an effort to increase transparency in Washington’s medical care system, the annual Alliance report also rates quality of care for mental health services, substance use disorders, asthma medication management and cardiovascular disease care.
“PacMed’s service to the community is a cornerstone of our existence. We consider it our responsibility to put our patients first and strive to provide the highest quality of care possible to all we have the privilege of serving,” said Linda Marzano, chief executive officer at PacMed. “We are very proud of our teams across the PacMed clinics for achieving top performing metrics in the Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup. This report reaffirms our commitment to providing access to exceptional care for our diverse communities.”
This is the second year that the Alliance extended the Community Checkup beyond the Puget Sound region and examined medical groups from across the state. PacMed was ranked as a leader among medical groups its size, a significant achievement for an industry that calls for integrity of the highest standard.
The Community Checkup scored Washington medical groups on up to 30 measures, depending on patient volume, prescribing capabilities and total number of specialties.PacMed was rated on 27 measures; 10 scored “above average” while 16 were “average,”according to the report. Compared to medical groups across Washington, PacMed ranked in the top five for overall care performance for commercially insured patients.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Washington Health Alliance’s Community Checkup as a top-ranked medical provider in the state. The PacMed family is proud to be a part of an effort that continues to raise the bar for quality care and for increased transparency in Washington’s health community,” said Dr. Vik Dabhi, chief medical officer at PacMed. “These findings underscore the dedicated efforts of PacMed staff who are committed to bringing high-quality care to our 11 served communities.”
The results of the recent Community Checkup reflect the care provided to approximately four million patients in Washington and is based on data received from 20 health plans, state agencies (including Medicaid), self-insured employers and union trusts. To access additional scoring details on the most recent Community Checkup, visit here.