Pierce County ACH Hires Director of Health Transformation

Tacoma, WA—The Pierce County Accountable Community of Health (PCACH) welcomes Kyle Davidson as director of health transformation. Davidson previously served as deputy director at the North Sound Accountable Community of Health in Washington State.

“I’m excited to continue supporting the effort to transform our health systems towards greater value and improved outcomes for all patients,” he said.

Davidson has extensive experience in health care administration. He was the director of population health management at Sea Mar Community Health Centers and has served clinic manager at Sea Mar’s Tacoma clinic on the Hilltop. Prior to that, Davidson worked for ten years in the HIV/AIDS field in the Seattle area, including at Seattle/King County Public Health and Harborview Hospital, supporting patient-centered approaches to health care delivery and prevention.

A graduate of the University of Washington’s Community-oriented Public Health Practice Master of Public Health program, Davidson is passionate about assuring equity of policy attention, service access, and wellness outcomes for all people, especially marginalized and underserved communities. His areas of specialty include value-based payment contracting, clinical quality measure performance in medical operations, and Medicaid managed care enrollment, outreach and retention.

Davidson will be responsible for supporting Pierce County ACH’s health transformation efforts including the transformation of care across delivery service settings. He will also be working with community and clinical partners to stand up the Pathways Community Care Coordination infrastructure and will have oversight of the regional Pathways Community HUB. The HUB will begin with an initial pilot targeting pregnant mothers throughout the county. It will then expand in a staged approached, to additional populations. Davidson will also lead the Care Coordination workgroup and several other workgroups that will be formed in early 2018.

“Kyle will be central to the important and innovative work already taking place among Pierce County’s health and human service systems, such as the forward-thinking vision coming from the cross-sector Regional Health Improvement Council and Provider Integration Panel,” said Alisha Fehrenbacher, CEO of Pierce County ACH. “Kyle has strong clinical practice management and population health management experience and we are excited to have him join the Pierce County ACH Leadership Team.”

About the PCACH

The Pierce County Accountable Community of Health is a group of fierce pioneers, committed to health systems change. Our role is to connect health innovation and transformation efforts at the state and local levels. We engage with community volunteers and partners to learn, share, and act because we believe that better health is the cornerstone of the community and economic vitality. For information, visit our website at www.piercecountyach.org.