Snapshot Look at Valley’s 2021 Accomplishments with Community Partners

Snapshot Look at Valley’s 2021 Accomplishments with Community Partners

Valley Medical Center is continuously looking for new and innovative ways to support our surrounding community and local organizations through strong partnerships. Throughout the last two years, most of our partnerships have been focused on providing COVID-19 resources, education and vaccinations. Learn more about some of the remarkable organizations we’ve worked with:

Chambers of Commerce
The chambers of commerce throughout our surrounding cities work tirelessly to support and advocate on behalf of businesses within their community. Valley is a member of the Auburn, Covington, Kent, GBSA, Maple Valley Black Diamond, Newcastle, Renton, and Seattle Southside Chambers of Commerce, partnering with each as opportunities arise. In October 2021, we joined with the Covington and Maple Valley chambers, as well as MultiCare, for a live, virtual town hall to answer community questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, boosters and existing treatment options. We had such positive outcomes from this event, we partnered with our Kent, Renton and Southside chambers the following month to do it again! Our second town hall was titled “COVID, Kids, and County Mandates,” and our partnership also included King County Public Health and Multi-Service Center.

Learn more about our first town hall here and our second one here!

Communities in Schools
Our incredible non-profit partners at Communities in Schools of Renton-Tukwila support students by helping them realize their potential, connecting them to valuable community resources and assisting them in overcoming challenges and structural barriers standing between them and an equitable future. Our partnership has benefitted countless children and families in South King County. In August 2021, Valley supported CIS by collecting backpacks and school supplies for children returning to school. This drive resulted in 800 families served and 795 backpacks, 300 school supply kits, 500 pairs of socks, 280 pairs of shoes and 26 haircuts donated! During the event, Valley’s outreach team gave COVID-19 vaccines and had an opportunity to connect with our community about their questions, fears and reservations about getting the vaccine.

 To learn more, visit Communities in School.

Health Commons Project
This nonprofit organization strives to close health equity gaps in underinvested communities through local partnerships. For each of the five vaccinations pop-up clinics we hosted this summer, Health Commons provided our team with a quick and easy process for patient registration, making it possible for us to meet our community where they were, reducing barriers to care. Since then, the Health Commons team has used their experience and knowledge to begin creating resources, checklists and other tools for other community partners to successfully hold their own vaccination pop-up clinics out in the community.

To learn more, visit Health Commons Project.

King County Public Health
The Public Health department for Seattle and King County works to protect and improve the health and well-being of those within our community. Understandably, much of their work over the last two years had also focused heavily on COVID-19, vaccinations, and providing accurate health information to those within King County. In November 2021, experts from Valley and King County Public Health partnered to answer community questions regarding COVID-19 and our county-wide mandates. They also provided interpreters, allowing us to stream the live town hall in numerous languages, expanding the number of community members we were able to reach and support.

To learn more, visit King County Public Health.

Multi-Service Center
This nonprofit organization works to address the causes and barriers of poverty and homelessness by providing services that help to lift people from crisis and vulnerability to self-sufficiency and stability. Valley partnered with MSC this summer to bring COVID vaccines and health education to our homeless and underserved communities in downtown Kent. This organization was also part of the incredible team that helped put together and promote our second COVID town hall for the community.

To learn more, visit Multi-Service Center.

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority worked closely with Valley and the Health Commons Project to support patient registration for our COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics this summer. In addition, their program, FDCARES, provides a community injury and illness prevention program that allows fire departments to assist community members with issues before they become an emergency. The program works to improve the quality of health throughout our community and provide for a longer, healthier, independent lifestyle. If you or a loved one has a situation that may cause injury or illness that you are finding difficult to solve on your own, FDCARES may be able to help! The FDCARES program can assist in navigating the social service network and advocate on your behalf with insurance providers and other health care professionals.

To learn more, visit Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority’s FDCARES.

Renton School District
Valley partnered with the Renton School District for our very first pop-up vaccination clinic at Renton High School this summer. We hosted two separate events, three weeks apart, and gave a total of 415 vaccines to students and their families.

Would your organization like to partner with Valley Medical Center? Contact Kawai Kaneali’i, BSN, RN at

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