Transformation Stories

Pediatric practices throughout Washington are transforming the way they deliver care. Here are some of their stories.

Olympia Clinic Uses Data to Drive Improvement

What questions do you have about your clinic’s performance? And what would you do with the answers? For Beth Harvey, MD, FAAP of South Sound Pediatric Associates in Olympia, a few questions came to mind as she examined a quarterly data report Molina provided to the clinic since they joined the Pediatric Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (P-TCPI)....

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Partnering to Improve Behavioral Health Care

Access to mental health services for children in Skagit County insured on Apple Health has historically been limited to three mental health agencies: Catholic Community Services (CCS), Compass, and SeaMar. Unfortunately, the referral/communication process with these agencies has presented challenges for our medical providers: Inconsistency in whether the mental health provider sees the child’s records...

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Improving Asthma Care

With the recent departure of four pediatricians from the area, Dr. Steve Hutton has his work cut out for him as the only pediatrician left in Grays Harbor. His busy practice sees a high proportion of kids with Medicaid coverage (81%) – more than 2000 patients on Molina alone. Still, a deep commitment to quality...

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Value in ADHD Management

Many kids in Chehalis and Centralia know Northwest Pediatric Center as a safe place.  The clinic has worked hard to nurture community relationships, become a hub of activity, and deliver excellent and timely care, and the community in turn trusts Dr. Jennifer Polley and her team to help with a wide spectrum of challenges their...

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A Commitment to After Hours Care

At the Child and Adolescent Clinic in Longview, providing after hours care is key to providing excellent care. For more than 25 years, the clinic has provided evening and weekend care. What are the elements that make it successful? A culture of just-in-time care. All 63 staff members at the CAC know that they could be...

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