Vera Whole Health Receives Seattle Business Magazine's Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Award
SEATTLE, March 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Vera Whole Health, the only direct-to-employer primary care provider in the Western United States that staffs full time health coaches on its care teams, received the Innovation in Health Care Delivery Award from Seattle Business magazine at the publication's 2018 Leaders in Health Care Awards event last night.
According to Seattle Business Managing Editor, John Levesque, who presented the award, the judges cited Vera's emphasis on preventive care and behavior change for employee and dependent populations, and the resulting cost savings achieved by employers.
"Vera Whole Health has taken primary healthcare out of its traditional setting and has placed it in the workplace," added Levesque. "The company has on-site clinics with clients like the City of Kirkland, Virginia Mason, and Seattle Children's Hospital, to name three."
Ryan Schmid, president and CEO of Vera, acknowledged the award's nod to Vera's vision of creating a health revolution.
"Vera is proud to be a leader in changing healthcare," said Schmid. "Primary care is making a comeback. Instead of being a loss leader for hospitals, Vera is showing that primary care, when focused on a patient's whole health and a disciplined approach to navigating the rest of the delivery system can save money, improve health, and create incredible jobs for health care workers. It's a win, win, win."
About Seattle Business
Seattle Business is a monthly magazine read by business executives across the state. Events tied to its editorial coverage include the Leaders in Health Care Awards, Executive Excellence Awards, Washington Manufacturing Awards, Daring Women, 100 Best Companies to Work For, Tech Impact Awards, Community Impact Awards and Family Business Awards. Seattle Business is owned by Minneapolis-based Tiger Oak Publications, which also publishes Seattle, Seattle Bride and more than 20 other regional magazines. Seattle Business is free to professionals.
About Vera Whole Health
Established in Seattle, Wash., in 2008, Vera Whole Health is the leading direct-to-employer primary care provider in the Western United States, operating clinics in Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska and Arizona. Vera is the first on-site clinic provider in the United States to earn a Certificate of Validation by the Care Innovations™ Validation Institute. The endorsement substantiates Vera's claims that its on-site clinics reduce overall healthcare spending for employers as much as 25% in the first year, justifies Vera's 100 percent money-back guarantee, and recognizes Vera for its sound population health outcomes. For more information go to verawholehealth.com, or call (206) 395-7870.
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