Health Care Providers Impact Statement for Snohomish County
Number of docs in 2009: 903. That's 13 physicians per 10,000 population1, the seventh-lowest rate in western Washington. Washington's rate is 21.2 physicians per 10,000; the national average is about 20.2 per 10,000.2 Washington imports about 85% of its physicians from other states or nations.3
Health professional breakout:
---Providence Regional Medical Center has 34 MDs, two DOs, one physician assistant and three nurse practitioners based at its Everett hospital. It also employs 57 other MDs, five DOs, three physician assistants and 10 nurse practitioners in other locations in Everett. In addition, it also lists another 419 physicians, eight DOs, 15 physician assistants and 17 nurse practitioners as company-approved providers in the county.
---Providence also employs providers in other cities and towns in Snohomish County. In Marysville, it has 30 MDs; 12 MDs in Mill Creek; 11 MDs and two DOs in Mukilteo; 13 MDs in Snohomish; six MDs in Stanwood; four MDs and one DO in Lake Stevens and a handful of other providers at Providence clinics in Arlington, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Monroe and Tulalip.
---Swedish Medical Center employs 112 MDs and six DOs at its Edmonds and Mill Creek campuses. It also relies on 167 other MDs and six DOs in Snohomish County.
---Group Health's Everett Medical Center has 40 MDs and eight physician assistants.
---Group Health's Lynnwood clinic employs 16 MDs, one DO and three physician assistants.
---Valley General Hospital in Monroe has 104 MDs, seven Dos, 10 physician assistants and seven nurse practitioners.
---Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington, with clinics in Arlington, Marysville, Everett and Stanwood, has 46 MDs, four DOs, two physician assistants and 10 nurse practitioners.4
Number of current WWAMI Spokane and Pullman medical students from Snohomish County: two
Number of current WSU pharmacy students from Snohomish County: 14
Number of current WSU nursing students from Snohomish County: 22
Number of current WSU nutrition and exercise physiology students from Snohomish County: two
Number of current WSU speech and hearing sciences students from Snohomish County: six
Number of current WSU health policy and administration students from Snohomish County: one
UW School of Medicine clinical faculty in Snohomish County: 11 MDs, one physician assistant and one nurse practitioner5
Health professionals in Snohomish County who graduated from Washington colleges:
---Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett employs 79 UW medical graduates, 142 doctors who did their residencies in Washington and 65 former Washington fellows.
---In other Providence facilities in Snohomish County: six UW medical graduates and eight former residents work in Marysville. In Snohomish, there are four UW medical graduates, five former residents and one former fellow. In Mukilteo, there are two UW medical graduates and seven former residents. In Stanwood, Providence employs two UW medical graduates, four former residents and one fellow. Mill Creek has one UW medical graduate and four former residents. Others are sprinkled at several other Providence facilities around the county.
---Group Health's Everett Medical Center has seven UW School of Medicine graduates, 11 physicians who did their residencies in Washington, two doctors who served fellowships in Washington and five graduates of UW's physician assistant program.
---Group Health's clinic in Lynnwood has three UW medical graduates, four former residents, two former fellows and three UW MEDEX graduates.
---Valley General Hospital in Monroe employs at least five UW medical graduates, two former residents and three fellows.
---Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington and its network of clinics have eight UW medical graduates and 11 doctors who did residences in Washington.6
Everett is a place where third and fourth-year medical students can take some of their required clerkships. Darrington, Marysville, Monroe and Tulalip are sites for medical students looking to practice their skills in a rural setting between their first and second years (Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program). The county does not currently have a residency site.7
Snohomish County unemployment rate (Nov. 2012): 6.9% (state average 7.8% seasonally adjusted, 7.3% not seasonally adjusted) 8
Health care/social assistance employment in Snohomish County 9: 23,954 (out of 240,000 jobs). It's the county's fourth-largest employer, providing about $242 million in payroll, about 8.3% of the county's total payroll.
1According to the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
2UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
3Association of American Medical Colleges
4Numbers gleaned from hospital and clinic websites
5UW Clinical faculty listing: http://depts.washington.edu/fammed/clinical_faculty/listings
6Numbers calculated from hospital and clinic websites
8Washington Department of Employment Security
9Washington Department of Employment Security (third quarter, 2010)