The Employees Community Fund of Boeing and the Whitehorse Foundation Support Compass Health

As the year draws to a close, Compass Health is preparing for all the changes to our health care system that will be implemented in 2014. As we work to prepare ourselves to continue to provide the highest level of service to our clients and to our community, support from that very same community becomes even more important.
We are pleased to announce that Compass Health has been awarded two significant grants that will allow us to invest in the resources that we need to accomplish this goal.
The first of the two grants was awarded by the Employees Community Fund of Boeing – Puget Sound in the amount of $40,000 to support equipment upgrades for our Electronic Health Records Program (EHR). In addition to regulatory requirements, there are clinical benefits to having an EHR.  An EHR has been demonstrated to have a positive impact on clinical decision-making and communication.  Physicians with fully functional EHR's reported positive impacts on:
  • Quality of clinical decisions;
  • Quality of communication with other providers;
  • Quality of communication with patients;
  • Prescription refills;
  • Timely Access to Medical Records;
  • Avoiding medication errors;
  • Delivery of preventative care that meets [federal] guidelines;
  • Delivery of chronic-illness care that meets [federal] guidelines.
We are thankful to all of the Boeing Employees for their continued and generous support of their communities!
The second grant was awarded by the Whitehorse Foundation in the amount of $50,000 to help expand our partnership with another non-profit in Everett, Cocoon House. For over 10 years, Compass Health has partnered with Cocoon House to provide mental health services for its clients. Cocoon House fosters personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless youth and their families.
Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County's only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. They believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community-based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community.
From its grassroots beginnings, Cocoon has responded to the changing needs of our community. Since inception, Cocoon has increased shelter space by 350% and now house more than 230 youth each year. In addition, through street outreach, prevention, education and a youth drop-in resource center, they reach over 1,000 youth, parents, and community members annually.
Since 1991, Cocoon House has grown into an all-encompassing, continuum of services that strengthens families while helping teens to reclaim their youth and discover their values, strengths and talents. This enables them to face the future with stability, dignity and purpose. Cocoon’s services include emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention.
With the funds, Compass Health will be able to expand clinical services to the Cocoon House Group Maternity Home in Arlington. We look forward to working with the Whitehorse Foundation as they continue to generously invest in Snohomish County. Thank you!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Tom Kozaczynski
Development and Resource Manager
4526 Federal Avenue
Everett, WA 98203