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UW Medicine, Capital Medical Center Announce Partnership

Seattle-based UW Medicine and Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., have announced a strategic partnership agreement, effective April 1.

The collaboration will give Capital Medical Center's patients access to high-level care for advanced services, according to a news release. The agreement doesn't involve a change in ownership or governance of either UW Medicine or Capital Medical Center.

"This collaboration will support UW Medicine's mission to improve the health of the public by providing seamless access to the world-class clinical services UW Medicine is known for," Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO of UW Medicine, said in the release. "Such collaborations are vital in the process of achieving healthcare reform's triple aim — improving healthcare for individuals, improving health for populations, and reducing the per-capita costs of healthcare."

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