Promoting Health in Our Community

Since 1947, Valley Medical Center has made it our mission to improve and sustain the overall health of our community. Primary and urgent care clinics have greatly improved access to care in our hospital district, but those alone aren't enough. Economic conditions and health disparities in South King County continue to underscore the importance of our outreach efforts. In addition to the partnerships below, Valley has been an active partner in health reform, assisting our community with enrollment in the health exchange and expanded Medicaid programs. We are proud that many of our most vulnerable community members have health insurance for the first time and are able to access needed services. We know the health and well-being of our district residents depends on us and we are here to serve.

Valley Medical Center supports many community organizations through outreach events and reciprocal partnerships which provide direct health and wellness benefits to our hospital district. Some of our partners include:

  • American Heart & Stroke Association
  • American Red Cross
  • Bloodworks NW
  • Cancer Lifeline
  • Chateau at Valley Center
  • FD Cares
  • HealthPoint
  • Health Commons
  • Hope Women's Shelter
  • International Community Health Services
  • Kent Housing Authority
  • Kent Multiservice Center
  • Kent School District
  • King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC)
  • Living Well Kent
  • March of Dimes
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Pediatric Interim Care Center
  • Renton Housing Authority
  • Renton Regional Fire Authority
  • Renton School District
  • Renton Technical College
  • Rotary Club of Renton
  • Salvation Army
  • Seattle Pridefest
  • S.O.S. Program
  • Starlight Children's Foundation
  • Valley Girls & Guys
  • Vine Maple Place
  • Many more!

Addressing Community Health Needs

As the oldest and largest public district hospital in the State of Washington, Valley serves more than 600,000 residents in South King County. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act through the IRS section 501(r)(3) regulations direct nonprofit hospitals to conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment and develop an Implementation Strategy every three years. The purpose of this Community Health Needs Assessment is to identify and prioritize significant health needs of the communities served by Valley to help guide the hospital’s community benefit and outreach activities. Here are the links to the most recent reports:

We welcome input and feedback from our community, please contact us with any comments or questions.