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Around The Table: Kaiser Permanente and Vulcan

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on the new Roundtable companiesKaiser Permanente and Vulcan.

Kaiser Permanente Now Providing Care Across Washington

We are happy to welcome Susan Mullany, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, to the Washington Roundtable board. One of the nation’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, Kaiser Permanente began providing care to customers in Washington state this month. Kaiser Permanente will serve 19 counties in our state, with 25 primary care clinics in 17 cities, five urgent-care facilities, and four outpatient surgery centers. “We are honored to care for even more Washingtonians and their families,” said Mullaney. “Beginning today, Washingtonians can access Kaiser Permanente’s high-quality care and coverage across the state. Our coordinated and connected approach to care brings Kaiser Permanente doctors, nurses and specialists together to care for our members’ total health – mind, body and spirit.” Read more here. Welcome to Washington!

University of Washington To Establish Paul G. Allen School Of Computer Science & Engineering

Seahawks owner and Vulcan Founder and Chairman Paul Allen is donating $40 million to the University of Washington. The university is combining that donation with an additional $10 million from Microsoft to establish the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. “There’s probably no institution that has had a greater influence on me than the University of Washington,” said Allen. “I spent hour after hour in the University library devouring everything I could on the latest advances in computer science. And it was access to UW computers as a high school student that served as a springboard for the eventual launch of Microsoft … So it is a great honor to have the school of computer science and engineering named after me.” Read more here.

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