Projects

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: 2020 Annual Report

Completed Projects

PacMed Specialty Care for Low-Income, Uninsured

Posted Tue, April 09, 2013

Grantee: Pacific Medical Centers
Timeframe: 2003-May 2011 | Amount: $10,243,205

Between 2003 and May 2011, the Pacific Hospital PDA provided more than $10 million to Pacific Medical Centers (PMC) to underwrite specialty care services provided to low-income, uninsured persons referred from safety net clinics. PMC reported seeing 14,817 low-income, uninsured patients and providing almost 29,000 visits to those patients in that time.

PacMed Interpreter Services for Medicaid Patients

Posted Wed, March 13, 2013

Grantee: Pacific Medical Centers
Timeframe: 2004-2013 | Amount: $3,786,318

From 2004 through the end of 2012, the Pacific Hospital PDA funded more than $3.7 million to Pacific Medical Centers to pay for interpreter services provided to Medicaid patients. The Pacific Hospital PDA has an Interlocal Agreement with the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to match Medicaid funding for interpreter services under the Medicaid Administrative Match program and subcontracts with Pacific Medical Centers.

Health Philanthropy Partnership

Posted Wed, March 13, 2013

Timeframe: 2012-2013 | Amount: $7,500

The Pacific Hospital PDA is a member of the Health Philanthropy Partnership (HPP) with six other Washington State Foundations exploring how to bring ideas of coordination and collaboration around health care to Washington state.

Seattle Children’s Patient Navigator Pilot & Evaluation

Posted Wed, March 13, 2013

Grantee: Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
Timeframe: July 2009-June 2011 | Amount: $277,831.98

From July 2009 through June 2011, the Pacific Hospital PDA provided a grant to Seattle Children’s to pilot the value of patient navigators for Somali- and Spanish-speaking families. The Pacific Hospital PDA also retained a consultant to conduct a complete evaluation of the financial and patient-care impact of the program. The evaluation found that the program provided significant cost savings, improvements in satisfaction for Somali- and Spanish-speaking patients and their families and the providers who care for them, as well as fewer missed appointments and more completed referrals among the families that worked with a navigator.

Reducing Inappropriate Use of the Emergency Department by the Uninsured

Posted Wed, March 13, 2013

Timeframe: 2009 | Amount: $17,677.50

The Pacific Hospital PDA sponsored a two-part study in late 2008 and in 2009 to determine the feasibility of reducing emergency department use by the uninsured through increased access to specialists and identify quantifiable savings. The goal of this study was to consolidate information about emergency department usage and to engage local hospital leaders about ways to reduce inappropriate use of emergency departments by the uninsured.