Projects

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: Bridging gaps in health care access

Completed Projects

Translated Outreach & Enrollment Materials for Medicaid Expansion

Posted Thu, May 23, 2013

Grantee: Public Health - Seattle & King County
Timeframe: July 2013-December 2014 | Amount: $50,000

The overall goal of this project is to decrease the number of uninsured King county residents who face barriers to enrollment due to language access. This grant will allow for translation of ACA Medicaid health care outreach and enrollment materials into additional languages. These additional languages are expected to be: Punjabi, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Purepecha, Swahili, Burmese, Tigrigna, and Oromo. Other language groups needing translated materials may emerge during the outreach effort. The eight current translated languages are English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Cambodian, Laotian, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean. Public Health expects to produce up to four different types of written products: flyers, posters, tear off cards, rack cards PHSKC could contact as many as 19,000 people during this 18-month period.

Specialty Referral Barriers

Posted Thu, April 18, 2013

Timeframe: 2007-2009 | Amount: $91,404.93

Due to a concern following the decline in the number of low-income, uninsured patients seen by Pacific Medical Centers (PMC), the Pacific Hospital PDA funded this study to evaluate the specialty referral processes for uninsured patients from Public Health and community health centers to the PMC specialists. After this study identified barriers in the referral process and recommendations to improve the process, the percentage of referrals received and successfully appointed at PMC increased from 42% in 2007 to 73% in 2010.

Project Access NW Efficient Visit

Posted Wed, April 10, 2013

Grantee: Project Access Northwest
Timeframe: 2009-2010 | Amount: $9,990

In 2009, the Pacific Hospital PDA contracted with Project Access Northwest to develop recommendations that would increase the likelihood that a patient’s first visit with a specialist was effective. Orthopedic, hand surgery, dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery and ophthalmology appointments were made more efficient for volunteer specialists.

Project Access NW Capacity Building

Posted Wed, April 10, 2013

Grantee: Project Access Northwest
Timeframe: 2008-2009 | Amount: $65,000

The Pacific Hospital PDA gave a $15,000 grant to Project Access NW in 2008 to help the organization develop a staffing and infrastructure plan, as well as a sustainable fund development plan. In 2009, the grant was increased by $50,000 to fund the new, recommended Operations Manager.