"As a mission driven, public teaching hospital, the core values of Foster G. McGaw are aligned closely with our work. This award is a tremendous honor for Harborview because it reflects our role in embracing the community and reaching out to those most in need," said Johnese Spisso, interim executive director, Harborview Medical Center and vice president for medical affairs and clinical operations officer, University of Washington Medicine. "With the unwavering support of the Harborview Board of Trustees, King County and the University of Washington, Harborview's community initiatives benefit thousands of individuals each year by removing barriers to accessing high-quality care and improving health status."
Among other programs, Harborview Medical Center was recognized for its
-- Providing Healthcare for the Homeless -- Harborview's satellite clinics
in downtown Seattle offer a full range of physical and mental health
services to the homeless and uninsured. Care is also provided at
homeless shelters and temporary respite units.
-- Supported Housing, Supported Employment for the Mentally Ill -- Working
with clients, employers and housing owners, Harborview has developed
integrated employment and housing programs with essential support
services for adults with psychiatric disabilities. The supported
housing program includes 206 units in more than a dozen public and
private housing sites throughout Seattle reserved for Harborview
patients. The program also offers the services of a peer co
|SOURCE Baxter International Foundation|
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