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Health System Partners Make Substantial Investments in Care Coordination

Dec 20, 2022, 21:16 PM

December 15, 2022, Portland, OR – Today, Central City Concern (CCC) is pleased to announce the receipt of two significant grants totaling $3,650,000, which will revolutionize our ability to deliver health care services to our community’s most complex patients. CareOregon has made an investment of $2.8 million and Providence Health & Services – Oregon $850,000 respectively. so that CCC can implement OCHIN’S Epic electronic health records management system. 

Over the next two years, CCC will transfer all electronic health records to OCHIN Epic, the same system used by most Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs) and our regional health system partners. This will enable instant access to patient records, which will improve safety, increase our ability to coordinate care all while allowing other health systems to better see the care CCC is delivering. Epic will also support improved integration across the continuum of CCC health services programs and seamlessly link clients to other CCC programs and services. 

“This project will transform CCC’s data presence in support of our mission to care for our community’s most complex patients,” says Wayne Haddad, CCC’s Chief Information Officer. “OCHIN Epic implementation will profoundly improve CCC’s collaboration with local and regional health systems and enable improved care coordination and population health management. This connectivity will enhance patient safety and clinical continuity between health system partners and CCC.” 

“Central City Concern plays such a big role in our community’s safety net,” said Robert Mcconville, Vice President of CareOregon’s metro service area. “Investing in Central City Concern’s infrastructure is an investment in the community's health outcomes. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on this effort and others.” 

“Supporting programs and community partners is integral to our mission at Providence,” said Joseph Ichter, Dr. P.H., Director of Community Investment for Providence Oregon. “Central City Concern is a crucial part of the health and health care of those in need in Portland. This funding will enhance CCC’s continued commitment by allowing access to electronic health records on a platform used across Portland health systems to better integrate patient care.”

About CCC   

Located in Portland, Oregon, Central City Concern (CCC) provides a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including health care, recovery and employment. Founded in 1979, CCC has a staff of over 1,000 and an annual operating budget of $100 million. CCC serves more than 13,000 individuals annually. Up to 12,000 people across the tri-county region are affected annually by homelessness. Visit

About CareOregon

For more than 25 years, CareOregon has offered health services and community benefit programs to Oregon Health Plan members. Today, CareOregon supports the needs of more than 500,000 Oregonians through three coordinated care organizations, a Medicare Advantage plan, a Tribal Care Coordination program, a dental care organization, and in-home medical care with Housecall Providers. CareOregon members have access to integrated physical, dental and mental health care, and substance use treatment. We believe that good health requires more than clinics and hospitals, so we also connect members to housing, fresh food, education and transportation services. CareOregon is a mission-driven, community-based nonprofit with offices in Portland, Medford and Seaside, Oregon.

About Providence Health & Services – Oregon

Providence Health & Services in Oregon offers a comprehensive array of health and education services through its eight hospitals, medical clinics, health plans, long-term care facilities and home health services. With more than 23,000 employees, Providence is the state’s largest private employer.

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