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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Willamette Valley Medical Center and PacificSource Health Plans Announce New Collaboration

(McMinnville, Ore.) Aug. 21, 2018—Willamette Valley Medical Center (WVMC) and PacificSource Health Plans announce a new collaboration to create and sustain affordable health benefit solutions for residents of Yamhill County. Beginning in 2019, PacificSource will offer competitively priced new health insurance products for employers and individuals in the greater McMinnville market. The new offerings will leverage the existing high-quality care provided at the WVMC and by the many independent physicians and providers throughout the McMinnville area.

Through this collaboration, WVMC and PacificSource will keep the vast majority of health care services within the local McMinnville community. For highly specialized services, WVMC and PacificSource are partnering with Legacy Health in Portland which maintains a network of six acute care hospitals and 2,500 physicians covering all aspects of primary, pediatric, and specialty care. Legacy Health will be a referral destination to WVMC and will also provide on-site resources to the Center.

“We live in an era where health care is complicated and expensive,” said Peter Hofstetter, CEO of Willamette Valley Medical Center. “We are pleased to be working with PacificSource and Legacy Health, on behalf of regional residents and businesses, to provide a truly local affordable option for their healthcare needs.”

“We believe health care works significantly better when hospitals, physicians and health plans are working together, locally, to improve the health of the whole community,” said Dan Stevens, executive vice president and Oregon regional director at PacificSource. “This collaboration stems from the shared belief that by working together, we can build a more patient-focused health system. Furthermore, the care provided by Willamette Valley Medical Center and its affiliated providers in McMinnville is nationally ranked for quality and efficiency, and that has been a major incentive to us in establishing this partnership.”

About PacificSource Health Plans 
PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, regional, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Springfield with local offices throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 1,000 people, serves more than 300,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visit PacificSource.com.

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Last updated 8/30/2018