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Harborcrest program at Grays Harbor Community Hospital dedicated to M.D. Bruce Worth

Born Robert “Bruce” Worth in 1949, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he spent his youth in Washington, D.C. and later Portland, Oregon. He remained in the state to study pre-med at the University of Oregon in Eugene and then attended medical school at the University of Oregon in Portland. He became an intern at the University of California, Los Angeles where he met his wife Bette. The two moved to Grays Harbor in 1980. He took over a family practice in Aberdeen at that time and was soon assigned Medical Director of HarborCrest, CareUnit at that time. In 2008, Worth was awarded Physician of the Year and he continues to serve the community through his family practice and HarborCrest.

The R. Bruce Worth, M.D. Chemical Dependency Treatment Center at HarborCrest has a team of professionals dedicated to assisting with life changes that support long-term sobriety and a drug-free lifestyle. The program and its team have been nationally recognized as an excellent treatment option for those seeking help for their chemical dependencies. In 2012, Professional Research Consultants (PRC) awarded HarborCrest Behavioral Health with the honor of “Top Performer” for Overall Quality of Care of an Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. This means that amongst other inpatient behavioral health units around the country, HarborCrest ranked the highest in customer satisfaction.

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About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a community of over 90,000 residents covering the 3,000 square miles of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.  Established in 1959 Grays Harbor Community Hospital is a 501c 3 nonprofit sole community hospital.  Licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services, and Family Birth Center.  GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services, and physician clinics.  Learn more at www.ghchwa.org or www.twitter.com/ghcares.

GHCH: Health coverage is as close as the nearest phone or computer

For example:
• A family of 4 making less than $32,500 can qualify for free health coverage through Washington Apple Health (Medicaid);
• A family of 4 making up to $40,000 can qualify for an estimated $985 in tax credits per month; and
• A family of 4 making up to $90,000 can qualify for an estimated $436 in tax credits per month.
• Subsidies are available for a family of four making up to $94,200 a year.
http://www.wahbexchange.org/info-you/individuals-and-families/
Supporting Medicaid expansion and enrollment have both been high priority issues for hospitals. Providing health care—especially emergency health care—to uninsured patients usually results in a significant burden on the family, and can be costly for the hospital as well. The cost of care for the uninsured gets shifted to other paying patients. If more people have health coverage that covers the cost of health care services, and provides them with access to preventative care, the entire community is better off.

Additional Resources to compare plans and sign up for health coverage
Online: www.wahealthplanfinder.org 
Phone: Washington Healthplanfinder Customer Support Center: 
1-855-WAFINDER or 1-855-923-4633
Email: [email protected] 
To find in-person assisters and brokers: www.wahealthplanfinder.org 
For more information about what Washington state hospitals have been doing to support Medicaid expansion and the Exchange’s outreach and enrollment activities, visit http://www.wsha.org/coverageishere.cfm


About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to a community of over 90,000 residents covering the 3,000 square miles of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. Established in 1959 Grays Harbor Community Hospital is a 501c 3 nonprofit sole community hospital. Licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services, and Family Birth Center. GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services, and physician clinics. Learn more at www.ghchwa.org or www.twitter.com/ghcares.

Grays Harbor Community Hospital above the cut on Consumer Reports surgical ratings

“Our surgery ratings give patients more information so that they can make informed choices before surgery” says John Santa, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of Consumer Reports Health. The study found that rural hospitals often outperform other hospitals, on average. This Rating is a positive step toward transparency among health care services and shows the success rate of Grays Harbor Community Hospital Surgeries to be among the best.

“It’s wonderful to be nationally recognized for the hard work and quality care that we consistently do at Grays Harbor Community Hospital” Dr. Nicholas Hallak, Chairman of the GHCH Surgical Department. “It’s good for people to know that community hospitals are achieving results that are comparable or even better than the larger hospitals.”

“This recognition should also be shared with the entire staff of Grays Harbor Community Hospital; the surgeons, anesthesiologists, clinical and non-clinical staff. They all work together as a team to support and care for each patient.” said GHCH CEO Tom Jensen.

About Grays Harbor Community Hospital: Grays Harbor Community Hospital (GHCH) Aberdeen, Washington, is a comprehensive regional medical center providing quality care to over 90,000 residents covering the 3,000 square miles of Grays Harbor and Pacific counties.  Established in 1959 Grays Harbor Community Hospital is a 501c 3 nonprofit sole community hospital.  Licensed for 140 beds; services including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, critical care unit, surgical services, and Family Birth Center.  GHCH’s outpatient services include diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation therapies, wound healing center, surgical services, and physician clinics.  Learn more at www.ghchwa.org or www.twitter.com/ghcares.