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  • Grays Harbor Hospital, MultiCare to form affiliation network

    Grays Harbor Community Hospital and MultiCare Health System announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent to establish an affiliation network between the two health systems.

    This affiliation network will bring together the resources of two strong health care providers committed to improving the health of their communities. The two organizations will work together to share clinical best practices and expand services in Grays Harbor County and the surrounding region.

    The two systems share a long history of serving their communities. MultiCare Health System, founded in 1882, operates five hospitals in Pierce and South King counties, including MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Grays Harbor Community Hospital, founded in 1890, operates two campuses; one providing acute care and the other a specialty medical center.

    “We are excited to build on our longstanding relationship with Grays Harbor Community Hospital to help improve access to care services for area residents,” said Diane Cecchettini, RN, President and CEO of MultiCare Health System. “Our two systems have collaborated for years, particularly in high-risk obstetric and pediatric care. From our experience working with Grays Harbor physicians and staff, we deeply appreciate their commitment to delivering high-quality, compassionate care. We are honored to partner with Grays Harbor in support of their mission of care for their community.”

    “Collaborating with MultiCare will benefit our community by offering expanded specialty care right here close to home,” said Grays Harbor Community Hospital Board Chair Sharon Schermer. “Grays Harbor Community Hospital will remain locally owned and independent. This new collaboration allows for integration of services to provide expanded access to specialists, including maternal-fetal medicine, cardiac care and neurology. Details of the collaboration, including start date, are being discussed.”

    “MultiCare Health System is recognized both locally and nationally as being a leader in the provision of care, their commitment to patients, their investment in technology and their involvement in the communities they serve,” said Grays Harbor Community Hospital CEO Tom Jensen. “We are excited to work with an organization that is so closely aligned to our mission and vision.”

    Posted on May 17, 2013 in News Release