First network on West Coast to demonstrate superior commitment to integrated, quality care
[Seattle, WA] – Seattle Children’s Care Network (SCCN) is proud to announce that it has again earned URAC accreditation in Clinical Integration. SCCN was first accredited in 2018, becoming only the second pediatric system of care in the United States to receive such designation. The accreditation period is three years.
Executive Director, Ginger Hines, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sheryl Morelli, together lead SCCN in pursuit of the “Triple Aim” of enhancing patient outcomes, controlling costs, and improving the patient experience.
“The URAC certification is an important validation of the work we have done to integrate our hospital specialists and primary care physicians in pursuit of our mission to become the most valued manager of pediatric lives in the Pacific Northwest,” said Hines. “We are pleased that URAC has recognized we have the proper infrastructure to support a robust CIN focused on accomplishing the Triple Aim.”
URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. To demonstrate that it met all the detailed clinical integration standards required for accreditation, Seattle Children’s Care Network submitted more than 1,000 pages of heavily annotated documentation and completed a virtual validation review.
Seattle Children’s Care Network is a clinically integrated network that includes more than 1,300 pediatric providers, 14 pediatric primary care practices, Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The network helps providers proactively manage the health of their patients, coordinate care and improve quality, and participates in value-based contracts with commercial health plans, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, and direct to employer arrangements.
After earning accreditation in 2018, URAC leadership saluted SCCN’s achievement: “Change is inevitable and unavoidable in the delivery of healthcare in America, and Seattle Children’s Care Network now possesses an advantage by having accredited its operations through URAC,” said then-URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “SCCN is embracing population health and value-based goals of new payment models. Its accreditation from URAC will help them improve their processes while aligning them with industry best practices and regulations.”