Recent member news: 1/19/2017

January 19, 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review names 113 hospital and health system CIOs to know
Ross Hurd, CIO of Lake Chelan Community Hospital; and Janice Newell, Senior Vice President and CIO of Providence Health & Services, are named to the list.

EvergreenHealth named among top 5 percent of hospitals in nation for quality care
EvergreenHealth has announced it has received the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the eighth time in nine years. The honor places the health system among the top 5 percent of hospitals evaluated.

It’s official: Kaiser can buy Group Health
A $1.8 billion buyout of Group Health Cooperative by Kaiser Permanente was approved last Friday by state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler.

Two health care providers commit to new model of value-based payment
Summit Pacific Medical Center is contracting with HCA to pilot the Greater Washington Multi-payer model, where providers will coordinate care, share data across multiple payers and support providers in adopting value-based payment models


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