Valley Receives Public Health ACA Enrollment Award

Valley Receives Public Health ACA Enrollment Award

Valley’s Navigators enrolled more patients for Affordable Care Act Insurance than all King County Hospitals Combined

Public Health Seattle/King County recently recognized Valley Medical Center with an award for the highest Affordable Care Act enrollments during 2016. Newly released data from Public Health Seattle/King County showed that Valley’s Navigators assisted 3,698 patients in obtaining healthcare coverage this past year. That’s more enrollments than all the hospitals in King County combined! (See chart below.)

PHSKC also presented Valley’s In-person Assistor (Navigator), Suzy Guttormson an individual award for the third highest enrollment numbers in King County. Suzy assisted over 1,200 uninsured King County residents obtain coverage. On behalf of Valley and the Financial Access team, Financial Access Manager Odin Ifrim accepted the hospital’s award on March 3 at a monthly Friday Forum meeting with other local healthcare organizations attending.

What does this mean for our community? Valley’s In-Person Assistors (Navigators) were busy in 2016 making sure our patients have insurance coverage for the care they need.  “This is a remarkable group of individuals who, as a team, rise to meet every challenge presented to them,” says Robin Atkerson, Financial Access Director of the Financial Access team.They believe in the work they do and their commitment to the community and the hospital is evidenced in this recognition. I could not be more proud of them.”

Valley Medical Center’s 2016/17 Navigators

  • Barbara Brazil
  • Valerie Brokenberry
  • Kristin Liles
  • Melody Laggad
  • Nathaniel (Nate) Glass
  • Suzanne (Suzy) Guttormson
  • Theresa Manglona

Here’s how Valley’s Enrollment Stats Compare to Other King County Hospitals

Evergreen Healthcare                    344

Group Health                                     3

Harborview                                        591

Northwest Hospital                         99

Seattle Children’s Hospital            1033

Swedish Medical Center                875

UW Medicine Harborview            106

Valley Medical Center                   3698

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