Program areas at Confluence Health
Confluence Health provides the administrative and shared functions for the Health system. In addition, the purposes of the system are as follows:a. Maintain the availability and access to high quality, cost effective healthcare services for the north central Washington (ncw) community;b. Improve coordination of limited Health care resources and maximize the efficiency of the Health care system to achieve the most cost effective care that can be delivered;c. preserve ncw community control over important care decisions and ensure ncw community involvement in the development of the medical infrastructure and oversight of the ncw community healthcare delivery system;d. enhance the patient-physician relationship and maintain the high quality of care and breadth of services the ncw community currently enjoys;e. improve teamwork and integration across the continuum of care and ensure that physicians and other healthcare providers lead clinical designs and clinical decisions;f. ensure that physicians and administrative leaders have a shared vision regarding the ncw community Health care delivery system;g. ensure that the ncw community economy, jobs, and business partners are preserved and can grow with the region in a responsible way;h. develop a high performing integrated Health care delivery system for the ncw community that could apply for and be successful with contracts from medicare so that the newly created Health system can be identified as an accountable care organization if so desired and position the Health system so that it could contract for the overall system of care and be successful with a newly developed risk contracts being offered by commercial insurers;i. Establish, equip, operate and maintain benevolent and charitable institutions for the giving of medical and surgical care to the sick, wounded, and suffering irrespective of sex, marital status, disability, color, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, economic status, or pecuniary circumstances; andj. Carry on any educational activities, related to the rendering of care to the sick and injured or the promotion of Health which, in the opinion of the board of directors of the Health system may be justified by the facilities, personnel, funds or other requirements that are or can be made available in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington.