PacMed Receives Gold Award in Seattle Business Magazine’s 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards
Pacific Medical Centers is honored to announce that we have received the Achievement in Community Outreach Gold Award from Seattle Business magazine for its 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards. This prestigious accolade recognizes PacMed’s outstanding efforts to connect with its diverse patient population and disadvantaged neighborhoods to promote health. This is the second time PacMed has been selected for the award from among the region’s health care community.
One of the many ways PacMed is committed to serving our community and ensuring patients receive access to quality health care is by offering same-day appointments and extended evening and weekend hours. PacMed also provides digital access to health care, enabling patients and providers to communicate through MyChart, its online patient portal. Additionally, PacMed is a founding member of Project Access Northwest, a nonprofit that helps underinsured patients by removing financial barriers to quality care. Today, Project Access Northwest facilities reach more than 35,000 patients in the Puget Sound area.
The Achievement in Community Outreach Award also recognizes PacMed’s commitment to providing health care to underinsured patients, specifically through affordable medicine. PacMed has taken drastic measures to reduce the cost of medications, especially for disadvantaged communities. Today, the organization has an 80 percent rate of prescribing lower cost generic drugs, which is 10 percent better than the industry average.
PacMed is honored to receive the Gold Award for Achievement in Community Outreach as part of Seattle Business magazine’s 2017 Leaders in Health Care Awards. PacMed congratulates its excellent staff and 150+ providers at 11 clinics who make access to quality care possible for patients in the Puget Sound region.