News Archive

Group Health Highest-Rated, Washington-Based Plan in NCQA 2015 Ratings
Updated rating system emphasizes patient satisfaction, prevention, treatment, and outcomes.

Group Health Breaks Ground on New Facility in Renton
Group Health and Ryan Companies will build new administrative, pharmacy, and laboratory facilities in Renton.

Group Health Supports Major Taylor Youth Cycling Program
The Major Taylor Project is a year-round, youth development cycling program focused on introducing youth from diverse communities to recreational cycling.

Seattle Storm Youth Basketball Clinics Powered by Group Health
May 14, 2015 — Group Health is sponsoring a Youth Fitness Initiative with the WNBA's Seattle Storm. The sponsorship includes six youth basketball clinics and more.

Group Health Participates in Healthy Kids Day at YMCAs
May 14, 2015 — Group Health marked Healthy Kids Day on April 26 by handing out bike helmets at multiple YMCA locations throughout Washington state.

Group Health a Finalist in Four Case In Point Platinum Awards Categories
May 6, 2015 — Group Health has been honored as a 2015 finalist in four categories of the Case In Point Platinum Awards.

Group Health Doctor and Family Give Keynote Address at U.N. World Down Syndrome Day Conference
April 16, 2015 — Orthopedic surgeon Sean Adelman, MD, and his family gave the opening address at the U.N. World Down Syndrome Day Conference on March 20.

Resource Line Volunteers Are Always There to Help
April 16, 2015 — In honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we thank our Resource Line volunteers who send educational materials to patients, register people for classes and events, coordinate rides for members to their appointments, and more.

Group Health Expands its Access PPO Plan
April 15, 2015 — Group Health is expanding its Access PPO, with one of the largest provider networks in Washington, which includes Group Health's nationally recognized medical centers and providers, plus a robust, statewide network of contracted providers and hospitals.

Annual Meeting Advisory Resolution Approved by Members
March 26, 2015 — An advisory resolution that reaffirms Group Health's commitment to honoring members care choices, no matter where they receive care, has been approved by our voting members.

CareClinic Receives Top Honor for Innovation in Health Care Delivery
March 11, 2015 — Group Health and Bartell Drugs received the Innovation in Health Care award for their CareClinic model.

Group Health to Build New Administrative and Laboratory Facility in Renton
Feb. 18, 2015 — Group Health Cooperative plans to construct a new administrative building in Renton. Construction is scheduled to be complete in early 2017.

Group Health Welcomes New Year's Baby
Jan. 9, 2015 — Holly Csiga gave birth to baby Pippa, her second child, early on New Year's Day.

Group Health Is 'Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality'
Nov. 21, 2014 — For the fourth consecutive year, Group Health has earned a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Best Places to Work Corporate Equality Index 2015 survey.

Group Health Salutes Our Veterans
Nov. 10, 2014 — In honor of Veterans Day, we pay tribute to our more than 200 staff members who have served our country in the military services.

Group Health Responds to Ebola
Oct. 29, 2014 — Patients will be asked questions about travel in the past 21 days when making appointments online or by phone for fever.

Group Health Named LGBT Leader Sixth Year in a Row
Oct. 27, 2014 — Group Health Medical Centers clinics have been recognized for their inclusion in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2014 report.

Advancing Community Health With Pronto Cycle Share
Oct. 24, 2014 — Group Health is sponsoring 15 bike docking stations in the Capitol Hill and South Lake Union neighborhoods.

Group Health Earns Rare Fourth Consecutive Medicare 5 Star Quality Rating
Oct. 15, 2014 — Group Health's HMO Medicare Advantage plan has earned the highest rating available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

New Access to Services Policy Affirms Commitment to Members
Aug. 26, 2014 — Group Health's commitment to members is reflected in a new, overarching Access to Services policy.

Outcomes of Group Health's Oncology Program Among Best in Region and Country
Aug. 25, 2014 — Five-year survival rates for Group Health patients with the most common cancers meet or exceed national performance standards.

Group Health Selects Swedish as Contracted Provider of Seattle-Based Hospital Services Starting in February 2016
Aug. 22, 2014 — Letter of Intent signals Group Health's ongoing commitment to provide members access to excellent care and patient experience in a more affordable way.

Pathology Reports Now Available on MyGroupHealth for Members
Aug. 8, 2014 — Now Group Health patients can read their own pathology reports online.

Steve Tarnoff, MD, Named New Group Health Physicians President and Chief Medical Executive
July 18, 2014 — The Group Health Physicians (GHP) Board of Directors recently announced their selection of Steve Tarnoff, MD, as GHP president and chief medical executive.

Governor Taps Group Health's Susan McDonald for Health Care Committee
July 15, 2014 — Susan McDonald, RN, MN, director, Clinical Improvement and Prevention, has been selected by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve on the new statewide Performance Measures Coordinating Committee.

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