- FIND A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER: DATA BASES, RESOURCES & SEARCH PAGES
- Puget Sound Health Alliance: Community Check-Up
Improving Health Care Across Puget Sound: The quality of health care varies among providers, hospitals and health plans. Learn what quality care is and make informed
decisions about your care.
- Extensive lists of Provider Directories [Medline Plus]
Provided by the Washington State Department of Health
Community Health Centers (Washington State) [with Search]
Community health centers provide primary and preventive health care
services for people living in rural and urban medically underserved
communities, regardless of their ability to pay. Health centers
overcome economic, geographic, and cultural barriers to primary health
care, and they tailor services to the needs of their communities.
Dept of Health: Health Professions
The Department of Health helps ensure that health care professionals provide safe services. It regulates more than 320,000 license holders in 70 different professions. Regulation often involves licensing, discipline and support for the boards, commissions and committees that oversee these professions.
- NURSING HOMES
- Substance Abuse Rehabilitation: Looking for drug treatment programs and alcohol abuse treatment programs?
[Washington State Credentialing of Physicians and Physician Assistants:
Medical Commission; Complaint Intake: 360.236.2762]
II. Clinics / Urgent Care
View Larger Map of Clinics & Hospitals near Port Ludlow!
Hospitals in vicinity of Port Ludlow (Map, Source: Google, PortLudlowToday by David)]
Jefferson Healthcare is a fully integrated health care system that includes the hospital, physicians’ clinics, Home Health & Hospice, outpatient diagnostic services, rehabilitation services, wellness programs, support groups, and community education programs.
Strategic Plan 2011-2013 (pdf)
Agendas & Minutes
Session Minutes July 21, 2010
Bayview Room, Port Ludlow Beach Club
The purpose of the meeting was to provide a community outreach forum
for the residents of Port Ludlow community. Commissioner Buhler asked
the following four questions:
- What medical services are important to your community?
- How would you prioritize existing services?
- Who in your community is falling through the gaps in our healthcare
system? What is the best way to reach them to provide services?
- Are you currently using our services? If not, why not?
- Swedish -- Jefferson Partnerships
- Swedish Health Network
"The Swedish Health Network is a partnership between Swedish and other hospitals outside of King County, Washington. By partnering with Swedish,
affiliate hospitals are able to maintain clinical best practices, access leading edge technologies and ensure appropriate services are available to their community."
(In February 2012, this "Network" consists of Jefferson Healthcare and Olympic Med Center, Port Angeles)
Swedish Telestroke Network
- Affiliation approved by Jefferson Hospital Board (2 PT Leader articles: Nov16/17, 2011)
Swedish move in Seattle seen as enhancing affiliations with Peninsula hospitals
By Rob Ollikainen
Peninsula Daily News, Oct 8, 2011.
"Swedish Health Systems’ plan to affiliate with Providence Health & Services won’t dissuade the three North Olympic Peninsula hospitals from forming their own pacts with Swedish.
In fact, the chief executives at Olympic Medical Center and Jefferson Healthcare said a Swedish-Providence affiliation would only improve the health care in Clallam and Jefferson counties..."
Jefferson County Public Hospital District No. 2 Board of Commissioners Special Session Minutes June 7, 2011
.... At 1:30pm the special session reconvened for the purpose to provide an opportunity for community members to understand
the proposed affiliation, provide feedback and ask questions. There were about 60 community members present to meet Swedish CEO
Dr Rod Hochman and CAO Marcel Loh. Introductions commenced
and Mike Glenn, CEO provided a PowerPoint presentation on the Jefferson Healthcare & Swedish Medical Center affiliation....
Peninsula hospitals tap Swedish as likely partner
PTLeader, March 24, 2011.
"Jefferson Healthcare and Olympic Medical Center have tentatively
Swedish Medical Center in Seattle to partner with for specialty care.
But Jefferson also will have a relationship with Harrison Medical
Center in Bremerton, commission chair Jill Buhler said on March 21..."
- Jefferson Healthcare/ Swedish
Stroke Partnership [Jefferson HC Newsletter, Winter 2009 (pdf)]
In January 2008, Jefferson
Healthcare took two important
steps that few small hospitals have
taken. The first step was to partner
with Swedish Medical Center
Neuroscience department to
develop guidelines and protocols
for recognizing and treating stroke
patients. The second step was to
begin discussions that would lead
to a formal agreement with
Swedish for telemedicine.
Holly Carlson Story (Jefferson Healthcare) [Source: Swedish Neuroscience Institute]
Jefferson and the Swedish Stroke Center had recently launched an enhanced partnership to better manage stroke patients in her small community. After two years of
discussions, key players from Swedish, representatives from Port Townsend’s EMS, personnel from Jefferson’s emergency, acute care and ICU, lab and radiology departments,
and Pacific Vascular (Jefferson’s ultrasound provider) came together in January 2008 for a four-day work session. This team developed new, streamlined protocols for
handling stroke patients and launched a two-month education and awareness program.
- MyChart Sign-up (Jefferson is part of the Providence EMR System)
Welcome to MyChart powered by Providence Health and Services. We offer you around the clock access to your health record. Providence has partnered with other community providers to create a more seamless care environment for you. (EMR=Electronic Medical Records)
- Provider Search
- Kitsap Cardiology, Port Townsend
Bereavement Support Group in Port Ludlow
- OTHER HOSPITALS IN SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES:
- Hospital Alliances, Collaborations, Networks & Partnerships:
- Harrison's Alliance:
Franciscan Health System! (Announced: 16 Oct 2012)
Many scenarios as Harrison investigates partnership opportunity
Kitsap Sun, April 29, 2012, p.1 etc.
- Western Washington Rural Health Care Collaborative (WWRHCC)
Formed in 2003, WWRHCC
is an incorporated non-profit Rural Health Network.
The Collaborative is comprised of nine federally designated rural Critical Access Hospitals
serving all or portions of nine Western Washington counties,
with a combined network area population of over 154,000. We are managed by an Executive Director,
and guided by an exceptionally "hands-on" Board of Directors.
- SWEDISH (incl. Jefferson) - PROVIDENCE LIAISON
PROVIDENCE AND SWEDISH JOIN FORCES TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON
[Providence Media Page]
Officials from locally-based Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health Services today announced plans to form an innovative affiliation that will improve health care quality, access and affordability for the residents of Western Washington. This unique affiliation will allow both organizations, [...] to collaborate to better deliver health care to the region while at the same time maintaining their individual identities and heritage.
[...] the two organizations will form a new not-for-profit health care system that will include all of Swedish’s operations in King, Snohomish and Kittitas Counties and all of Providence’s operations in King, Snohomish, Thurston and Lewis Counties. Providence will keep the Providence name and its Catholic identity, while Swedish will keep the Swedish name and remain a non-religious organization.
The Swedish/Providence Alliance
[The goal is to make the health care puzzle less daunting for patients, more manageable for doctors.]
SEATTLE BUSINESS, November 2013, by
Elaine Porterfield, November 2013, FROM THE PRINT EDITION,
"Last year, Swedish, which had operated as an independent entity for more than a century, became a part of Providence Health & Services, a 155-
year-old medical system with 42 hospitals and 64,000 employees across five states. Prior to the merger, Swedish
had spent heavily acquiring specialty doctors’ groups and urgent care facilities across the region in an effort
to increase referrals to Swedish hospitals. An urgent care facility in Issaquah was upgraded to a full-service
medical center last year at a cost of $360 million. That spending contributed to financial problems at Swedish...,.."
- Swedish - Jefferson Partnerships (Click!)
Joint Cardiac Protocol [To Your Health, Summer 2009
[A collaboration of Jefferson Healthcare, East Jefferson County
Fire and Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire and Rescue, Harrison
Medical Center, Kitsap Cardiology, and the Doctors Clinic]
developed standard protocols that enable emergency responders to
evaluate a heart attack patient under the direction of an emergency
department physician at Jefferson Healthcare and to
administer thrombolytic drugs, if appropriate, while en route to
Harrison Medical Center. Prior to formulation of the RPI protocols,
emergency medical service
(EMS) medics were not trained
or authorized to administer these
drugs. Jefferson Healthcare will
coordinate the stocking of the
medications on five medic units."
- Seattle Cancer Care
...is a world-class cancer treatment center that unites doctors from
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle
see also: SCCA (under Information/Education)
Olympic Medical Cancer Center, Sequim WA
"The affiliation between Olympic Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance (SCCA), gives you the best of both worlds—care in your own
community by skilled and dedicated oncologists, nurses, and staff, plus
access to the resources of SCCA and its parent organizations."
Washington CARES about Cancer Partnership: Comprehensive Cancer Control
"In 2001, the state formed the Comprehensive Cancer Control Partnership. Since then, the name changed to Washington CARES About Cancer Partnership which stands for Community Action, Research, and Evidence-based Systems. It is a diverse group of organizations and individuals. They represent public and private stakeholders in Washington interested in cancer prevention and control. The Partnership develops, implements, and evaluates the state’s comprehensive cancer control plan."
"The Department of Health is one stakeholder in the Partnership. We provide fiscal, operational, and technical support through the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program."
- Puget Sound Health
...is a nonprofit organization where the people who get, provide and
pay for health care come together to Improve health care quality and
affordability in a five-county region: King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish
and Thurston counties.
Group Health, Overlake announce new alliance
[Seattle Times Nov. 2003]
- UW Medicine:
- UW Medicine
Harborview Medical Center - UW Medical Center - Northwest Hospital - UW
Neighborhood Clinics - UW Physicians - UW School of Medicine - Airlift
[Patient Care / Education/ Research] "UW Medicine’s mission is to
improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge,
providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the
region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other
Stroke referrals and TeleStroke partnership program
"Why do our communities need TeleStroke?
With TeleStroke, consulting partners receive immediate telephone consultation with a vascular neurologist.
The specialist can review the patient’s digital radiology images via a virtual private network and provide immediate
feedback to the physician requesting consultation. Referring partners also have access to acute stroke evaluation
at UW Medicine, as well as diagnostic and treatment protocols to facilitate each patient’s treatment.
To request a TeleStroke consult, please contact the
UW Medicine Transfer Center
According to a letter from the Harrison Foundation (Nov 14, 2011) and a press release of Jan 4, 2012 ,
Harrison Medical Center is now a member of this partnership.
UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center to explore strategic alliance ; Jan. 18, 2011
Valley Medical Center and UW Medicine are exploring a strategic alliance to increase access to additional
health care services for South King County residents, align best practice models, expand clinical, teaching
and research programs, and position both organizations
for future healthcare reform opportunities, such as the creation of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center Strategic Alliance
New Board of Trustees Deadline Extended to December 31, 2011
Effective July 1, 2011, Valley Medical Center became the eighth entity of UW Medicine,
joining Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center,
UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, Airlift Northwest and the UW School of Medicine.
- Hospital Quality & Selection:
How to choose a hospital [Seattle Health Guide]
Patients, beware731 nurses reveal what to watch out for in the hospital [Consumer Reports]
- Hospital Quality
Rankings (Washington State Hospital Association
Comparison of hospitals based on various criteria [interactive]
"... information on how well hospitals care for patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures, and results from a survey of
patients about the quality of care they received during a recent hospital stay. This information will help you compare the quality of care hospitals provide."
- Best Hospitals 2013 [US News]
[Paper copy can be ordered for $6]
Best Hospitals (Ranking by specialty) [US News]
- Washington State
Department of Health: Medical Quality Assurance Commission
"It is the purpose of the Medical Quality Assurance Commission to
protect the public by assuring the competency and quality of
professional health care providers under its jurisdiction through the
establishment, monitoring, and enforcement of qualifications for
licensure, and setting consistent standards of practice, discipline and
continuing competency mechanisms. Rules, policies, and procedures
developed by the Commission shall promote the delivery of quality
health care to the residents of the state of Washington." (Mission
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) website
This website provides a window into the state of infection control in Washington’s hospitals. The HAI Program of the Washington State Department of Health produces this
website. It was last updated in December 2009.
A healthcare associated infection, also known as an HAI, is an infection that develops during, or soon after, care in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, or after a
home-visit by a health professional. Many of these infections are preventable. Acute-care hospitals licensed by Washington are required to report certain HAIs to our
program through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Patient Advocacy in Hospitals [healthy.net]
"1. Recognize that medicine is considered BIG business today and treat it as such. If you hire a contractor to do something for you in your home, you are paying their
bill, directing their attention to your need(s) and requiring them to satisfy you in order to be paid. As such, you are the boss of that contractor. The same goes for a
- Individual Hospital Assessments:
V. Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities ("SNIFs"):
Largely short-term, sub-acute care in a designated unit of a nursing home
with Rehab potential.
Navigating your Skilled Nursing or Rehabilitation Care
Ursel Krumme, RN, MA, PLVC Wellness Committee
Are You a Hospital Inpatient or Outpatient?
CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
If You Have Medicare – Ask!Did you know that even if you stay in the hospital
overnight, you might still beconsidered an “outpatient”? Your hospital status
(whether the hospital considers you an
“inpatient” or “outpatient”) affects how much you payfor hospitalservices
(like X-rays, drugs, and lab tests) and may also affect whether Medicarewill
cover care you get in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
- Jefferson County
- Kitsap County
Northwoods Lodge (Locally-owned by Encore Communities), 2321 Schold Place NW, Silverdale: Contact #: 360-698-3930
Provides 24 hours Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Care. "Northwoods Lodge provides the highest quality 24-hour skilled nursing care
and rehabilitation services to families in Kitsap, Mason and Jefferson Counties..... The majority of our patients transition through their
recoveries and are discharged back home after a short rehabilitation-oriented stay. Others may transition to one of Encore's two assisted
living communities or retirement apartments or cottages.... rated among the top 1% of skilled nursing facilities in the country."
- Martha & Mary Rehab for Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation (Poulsbo)
"Martha & Mary REHAB provides a comprehensive continuum of care for your loved one. Our rehabilitation program is structured
to aggressively rehabilitate each individual back to their highest level of independence and functioning.
Unlike other rehabilitation facilities, we do not utilize contracted therapists. Our therapists are employees of Martha & Mary
with an average tenure of 10 years. This invaluable experience and personal investment has enabled our team to develop
a strong repertoire in geriatric rehabilitation."
- ACUPUNCTURE [Washington State License: East Asian Medicine Practitioner]
- Acupuncture Office Net (Directory): Washington State
Growing Health Acupuncture,
Welcome to Growing Health Acupuncture, the Chinese Medical Practice of Anna Scofield, licensed acupuncturist, located in Port Ludlow, Washington. Anna's practice
incorporates a blend of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling to promote optimal physical and emotional health.
Our office can be found inside the office of:
Ludlow Bay Massage and Wellness; 91 Village Way; Port Ludlow
AUDIOLOGIST [Washington State License: Hearing & Speech Services]
CHIROPRACTORS [Washington State Licensing]
- Dr. Jerry Brady
[119 Village Way; (360) 437-8008; katbrady(at)qwestoffice.net]
"What's the best way to choose a chiropractor in Port Ludlow? You're doing it! Spend some time here exploring our chiropractic philosophy and our patient-centric
- Dr. Marjorie Pederson's Health and Wellness Center
[7470 Oak Bay Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365, Phone: 360-437-2596]
"Your journey to superior healing and total wellness can begin today. We look forward to discussing the issues that you’re facing. Working on solutions. And helping to
implement those changes in your life."
COUNSELING (incl. PSYCHOLOGISTS, THERAPISTS etc.)
DIAGNOSTIC TESTING & IMAGING [see also under Local & Regional News]
- Hansted Footcare -- Call Darcy or Craig Hansted at 360.775.5834 to find out for when you can make an appointment at the Bay Club.or in your home.
Foot and Nail Care provided in private homes, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living, and Adult Family Homes.
HEALTH & LIFESTYLE COACHING
MASSAGE THERAPISTS [Washington State Licensing]
- Ludlow Bay Massage & Wellness SPA
"Therapeutic Treatment for Whole Body Wellness In a Peaceful Environment"
"Our day spa encourages vitality and balance to your life."
"We are prevention oriented."
"Offering customized treatment plans with a spectrum of techniques and
approaches to suite each person."
91 Village Way; Port Ludlow, WA 98365
- healingelements.fullslate.com [Jamie Deering, Healing Elements]
9481 Oak Bay Road, Suite E
Port Ludlow, WA 98365
"Healing Elements is a two-pronged practice.
•Mana Lomi-based massage therapy - clinically focused and spiritually grounded 90-minute sessions.
•Facilitated contemplation groups and retreats that invite opening in spiritual awareness through the practice of contemplation.
Check out www.HealingElementsTacoma.com/wp/ for more information.
- The Mana Lomi® technique
is available for all those who are open to learning the ancient Hawaiian ways of healing. We welcome all backgrounds of beliefs and nationalities and encourage our connection by eliminating separation.
NURSING (incl. HOME CARE, CASE MANAGEMENT etc.)
- Nurse-Family Partnership
...helps ">transform the lives of vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. Through ongoing home visits from registered nurses, low-income, first-time moms receive the
care and support they need to have a healthy pregnancy, provide responsible and competent care for their children, and become more economically self-sufficient.
- see also: Elder Care Management [plhealth.org/support.html#elder]
- see also: Home (Health) Care & Caregiving [plhealth.org/homecare.html]
PHYSICAL THERAPY [Washington State Licensing:
Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant]
Physical Therapy Practices in & around Port Ludlow
[Port Ludlow Today]
- Rehabilitation Therapists (Physical Therapist) in Port Ludlow, Washington Doctor Directory [EverydayHealth.com]
There are 1,921 rehabilitation therapists (physical therapist) within a 50 mile radius of Port Ludlow, Washington
- Active Life Physical Therapy
| or here! (PLT)
Active Life Physical Therapy
Welcomes Jessica Monroe, PTA
by Michael Haberpointner, PT, DPT
Here we “grow” again! We are pleased to welcome
Jessica Monroe as a full time Physical Therapist Assistant.
Jessica has a Bachelor of Science and Kinesiology degree
from the University of Hawaii as well as a PTA degree
from Whatcom Community College. She brings with
her a strong background in exercise class instructing
and personal training. Jessica is certified through the
American Council on Exercise Personal Training and is
also a “Les Mills” certified Body Pump instructor.
In addition to working with physical therapy patients,
Jessica will begin offering exercise classes here in our
clinic. One class will focus on core strengthening and
balance and the other will be a custom designed class
focusing on senior fitness. Jessica grew up in Chimacum
and we are so pleased she chose to come back to her
roots and work in our community. Clients will enjoy her
professional instruction and positive personality.
[Source: Voice, May 2012, p.14]
9483 Oak Bay Road
Port Ludlow WA 98365
Our philosophy is that everyone receives quality one-on-one care. This approach goes away from the traditional gym atmosphere of bouncing between patients. This enables us to focus on your care without distraction while allowing you to get the most from your session.
- Aquatic Therapy & Exercise (Kitsap Jefferson Counties)
Discovery Physical Therapy (on PLT) [Port Hadlock]
Jefferson Healthcare: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
"... is staffed by four physical therapists, a physical therapist assistant, an occupational therapist, and two speech/language pathologists, with more than 100 years of combined experience. We are the only therapy practice in the greater Port Townsend area providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy. We are here to help you achieve your goals."
"Our fully equipped, 1,750-square-foot facility includes a variety of equipment to help patients reach their potential. In addition to the main gym overlooking Port Townsend Bay, we have eight treatment rooms for patient comfort."
- Uptown Physical Therapy, Port Townsend
HEALTH IN MOTION: Pers:
Personal Emergency Response Services [pdf; A LIST OF SOME OF THE PERSONAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES
OFFERED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY]
A personal emergency response system (PERS)
is a signaling device that summons help during an
emergency. Subscription to a response service provides
seniors with an electronic device to summon emergency
help. Typically, the service provider monitors the
devices 24 hours a day and they do not require that the
customer be able to speak if they need help.
- Swedish TeleStroke Network
- MedCallKit combined with Physician 24/7 Telemedicine Line
Each unique MedCallKit is fully stocked with Emergency First-aid tools and medications, and comes with our 24/7 Telemedicine Line staffed by Emergency Physicians. Price: $250, with the telemedicine service renewable at $75 per year. Kit resupply also available at cost.
- MedCallAssist Physician Consultation for Employers
- Repatriation Services Coordination Worldwide
Voice, June 2011, p.40: "Take your Doctor with you whereever you go"
"Or at least, take the advice of a board-certified emergency
physician with a local company, MedCallAssist.
With offices in Port Hadlock and Alaska, MedCallAssist
has serviced urgent medical needs of the commercial
maritime and trucking industries with its premium
medical kits and 24/7 Telemedicine Line. MedCallAssist
now offers services to the general public...."
Phlegmy or dry? Computerized telephone hotline diagnoses coughs
[Published: 15 Feb 11 14:43 CET
- Remote Medicine Tests Physician Licensing Rules
By Christine Vestal, Staff Writer [March 2014, pewstates.org]
"... Many states are embracing telemedicine by encouraging it in their Medicaid programs and requiring private insurers to pay for it. But they have made little progress in removing medical licensing barriers that proponents of the technology say have kept doctors and hospitals from expanding even more.
Telemedicine was once the purview of small town doctors who needed to consult with specialists available only in larger urban areas. Today, telemedicine technology is even being used to conduct surgeries using robotics, typically only in emergency situations such as during war....
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