ConcertoHealth recently celebrated grand opening of its two newest care centers in Lakewood and Lynnwood that are focused on healthcare for Pierce and Snohomish countiesâ€™ dual-eligible Medicare/Medicaid patient population.
The new centers, which bring with them 75 new jobs, are intent on eliminating the most common barriers to appropriate and timely care, according to company officials. Merging social work with care management, ConcertoHealth seeks to improve access to primary care services by building medical centers in the communities it serves, addressing both the social and economic realities that patients face.
Through its Lakewood and Lynnwood locations, ConcertoHealth will provide clinic services for those who can get to the clinics and in-home services for those who canâ€™t, according to a company spokesman. ConcertoHealth also has field-based care teams that can follow members through any other healthcare setting, from hospitals to nursing homes and rehabilitation faciltiies.
ConcertoHealth (formerly Fidelis SeniorCare) has more than a decade of experience with Medicare, Medicaid and complex medical-needs patients. The company is expanding and investing in Washington with the opening of the two new care centers, officials said.
Stacey Zierath was introduced in February as president of the company’s Washington market. Zierath, who has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare ambulatory operations, will head operations statewide, including care centers in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.
“Everyone deserves compassionate care that is individually tailored to their unique healthcare needs,” Zierath said.
Zierath was responsible for growth at CHI Franciscan and was operational lead for the design and construction of four ambulatory medical clinics in Puyallup, Tacoma, Bonney Lake and Auburn. She also has worked with Virginia Mason Medical Center and PeaceHealth Medical Group
For the grand-opening ceremonies Feb. 23 in Lakewood and Lynnwood, Zierath was joined by fellow ConcertoHealth staff members and representatives of Molina Healthcare.