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Association of Washington Cities and Seattle Children’s join the Alliance

This month, we’re excited to welcome two new members: Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and Seattle Children’s. Representing 281 cities and towns, AWC will help us further extend our reach across Washington state. As the leading pediatric hospital and research institute in Washington state, Seattle Children’s will be a welcome partner. Both will help us continue to deliver on our mission building a strong alliance among patients, doctors, hospitals, purchasers, health plans and others to promote health and improve quality and affordability by reducing overuse, underuse and misuse of health care services.

Association of Washington Cities

Founded in 1933, the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation that serves as a highly respected voice Washington’s cities and towns before the state legislature, the state executive branch and with regulatory agencies. AWC also promotes communication between cities and towns, and helps the broader public understand the important roles of cities and towns across the state.

Learn more about Association of Washington Cities.

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute delivers patient care, advances new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is conducts medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention and bioethics, among others.

Learn more about Seattle Children’s.

Published: January 15, 2015

About Washington Health Alliance

The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance's work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).

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