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June 2 PMG Clinics

Published on June 2, 2014

As people of Providence, our Mission and core values call us to continually evaluate how well we’re meeting the needs of our patients and the communities we serve. Part of that evaluation includes looking at the viability of our clinics, especially the smaller ones, as they can often face increased challenges from building patient panels to providing adequate staffing and coverage.

Based on evaluation, and as part of our overall primary care strategy, the decision was made to close our Providence Medical Group (PMG) Pacific and Clearview clinics for the time being, beginning June 27. Our core value of Stewardship requires us to evaluate how we can meet our Mission without incurring unreasonable costs. At this time, closing these clinics will allow Providence to save thousands of dollars while helping to meet the needs of our community. We are evaluating how to best utilize these clinic spaces, as they will remain part of our organization.

Thus far, the following has been determined:

  • Anne Chamberlain, the Family Practice ARNP that has been hired for the Pacific Clinic and who starts on June 9, will transition to the North Everett Clinic as soon as the logistics can be arranged. Current Pacific Clinic patients will transition with her.
  • Dr. Steve Grant at Clearview will transition to Snohomish Family Medicine
  • Dr. Bandana Kandel, also at Clearview, will transition to Mill Creek Family Medicine.
  • All caregivers (employees) at both locations will move to new positions within PMG. Please know that all caregivers will retain positions with Providence through these changes.

This information has NOT been communicated to the public yet, so please keep this confidential until a formal announcement can be made. More information will be shared as soon as it is available. Thank you for your support of PMG and for keeping this information confidential at this time.