Major Accomplishments and Activities

Build key clinical programs

  • Completed expansion of the Maternal Fetal Medicine program in Yakima and opening the UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in June 2013.
  • Completed construction and opening of the new UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center in Husky Stadium opening in September 2013.
  • Completed business planning, lease negotiations and began construction for the new UW Medicine Eastside Specialties Clinic opening in February 2014.
  • Completed expansion of the UW Neighborhood Clinics to open Urgent Care at the Shoreline Clinic in July 2013, Woodinville Clinic in October 2013 and at the new Eastside Specialty Center in February 2014.
  • Relocated and expanded the Regional Heart Center Alderwood Clinic to a new site in Edmonds that opened in March 2013.
  • Opened the new Cardiac Catheterization Lab and new Electrophysiology Lab at NWH as part of the UW Medicine Regional Heart Center.
  • Opened the new SCCA Outpatient Cancer Clinic at UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital.
  • Planned and opened the new UW Medicine Healthy Brain Clinic at Harborview Medical Center.
  • Opened and brought into operations the new UW Medical Center Montlake Tower Phase I in October 2013 and completed the capital planning and Certificate of Need Process for Phase II with bed expansion.

Build networks and affiliations

  • Prioritized and developed the work plan for UW Medicine to be fully ready to serve as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) by January 1, 2014.
  • Completed planning with PeaceHealth for UW Medicine to serve as their preferred partner for tertiary and quaternary care.
  • Developed and submitted response to Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for strategic relationships with Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
  • Developed relationships with Multicare, Overlake Hospital, PeaceHealth and the Interlocals (Skagit, Arlington, Island hospitals) to serve as UW Medicine ACO network partners.
  • Expanded primary care capacity with the addition of Urgent Care in the UW Neighborhood Clinic Shoreline and Woodinville and the opening of the UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center primary care clinic in Covington.
  • Strengthened regional strategic outreach plan throughout WWAMI region and increased interfacility transfers through UW Medicine Transfer Center for tertiary and quaternary care from the region.
  • Continued focused work with major employers and the State of Washington Health Care Authority to serve as a preferred provider in ACO environment.
  • Actively working with State and County to enroll patients eligible for the new Medicaid program.and working with the state on the Healthcare Exchange.

Deliver excellent service

  • Completed third year of the “Patients Are First” initiative, held three Leadership Development Institutes for over 500 leaders from all UW Medicine sites, made progress on achievement of Pillar Goals and developed standard metrics and goals for UW Medicine that are now reported monthly to physicians, staff, Board and annually to Regents.
  • Completed implementation of the Contact Center for the UWMC clinics (HMC and UWNC completed previously) and began planning for NWH.

Deliver high-quality, safe and effective patient care

  • Improved HMC and UWMC scores for UHC quality and safety rankings. Improved scores for VMC and NWH on the WSHA measures.
  • Established quality and safety projects and assessment tools for all UW Medicine sites.
  • Launched and funded three additional safety and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Expanded activities and facilities in the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS).
  • Further developed the UW Medicine Board Patient Safety and Quality Committee and began annual reports to the UW Board of Regents.
  • Implemented planning for medical school and residency curricula improvements that expand the focus on training physicians who deliver high-quality, safe and cost-effective patient care.

Enhance support for research, teaching and patient care

  • Completed the deployment of Cerner Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) at HMC and UWMC.
  • Completed the accelerated planning for the deployment of Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the primary and specialty care clinics at NWH and the specialty care clinic at HMC and UWMC.
  • Completed the deployment of Epic EHR in the inpatients and outpatient clinics at VMC.
  • Continued Integration of clinical data system-wide using AMALGA from Microsoft.
  • Completed UW Medicine strategic research construction for South Lake Union Phase III, Building 1.
  • Planning expansion of GME training programs for the region in high-demand specialties.