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Press Release For Immediate Release
Pacific Hospital PDA Announces:

$10,000 Grant for Project Access Northwest in 2012

SEATTLE, October 16, 2012 -- The Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority (Pacific Hospital PDA) has announced a grant for $10,000 awarded to Project Access Northwest for a client-management database.


"The new client-management database will help Project Access Northwest improve our efficiency and ensure accurate and timely reporting as we serve low-income uninsured and underinsured residents of King and Snohomish counties," explains Sallie Neillie, executive director of Project Access Northwest.


Replacing the old database with a new system enables case management staff to spend more time working with patients and less time doing redundant data entry.


The new client-management system assists with the tracking of volunteer specialty provider services to thousands of medical and dental patients and also enables case managers to organize their patient caseloads and the numerous details in their patients' treatment plans.


The Pacific Hospital PDA was a founding supporter of Project Access Northwest in 2006 and has provided a grant to the organization each subsequent year. Due to the support of the Pacific Hospital PDA and others, nearly 4,500 patients were referred to Project Access in 2011.


"We have seen clear evidence that care coordination improves patient care and reduces healthcare costs" says Rosemary Aragon, executive director of the Pacific Hospital PDA. "We believe that the investment in this client-management database for Project Access Northwest will increase the capacity of its case managers and improve the care provided to patients."


The Pacific Hospital PDA has supported a number of innovative programs throughout its 30-year history. We are proud of our partnerships with community organizations to improve access to health care services in Seattle/King County.



About Pacific Hospital PDA

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The Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority partners with community organizations to improve access to health care services in Seattle/King County.


In 2011, the Pacific Hospital PDA funded more than $1.14 million in grants and program studies for improving access to health care for the underserved.


In 1981, the City of Seattle chartered the Pacific Hospital PDA, placing in its trust the Pacific Hospital and surrounding campus, a historic Seattle landmark. The Pacific Hospital PDA leases the property. The lease revenues are used to support health care access and culturally appropriate care in King County.



Rosemary B. Aragon
Executive Director
Phone:  206-325-1357
Pacific Hospital PDA
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