Community Health Excellence Program

Promoting High Quality Care for All

South Lane Medical Group - Licorice Mystery Playing a role in patient care improvements and having a positive impact on community health is important to us here at PacificSource. Through our Community Health Excellence (CHE) program, PacificSource makes financial and other contributions toward initiatives that are independently evaluated as having a significant impact for patients, regardless of their insurance status.

Success since 2009

The CHE program has attracted ideas from a vast array of hospital and physician group practices, and has resulted in the funding of more than 100 initiatives across Oregon, Idaho, and Montana since 2009. These initiatives have had a direct impact in improving care delivery in the domains of Infection Control, Best Practices in Acute Care, Preventive Care, Chronic Disease Management, and the Integration of Care.

Current initiatives

We’re pleased to announce the 2018–2019 funding recipients:



  • Cascade Medical Center (Cascade)
  • Health West (Pocatello)
  • Kootenai Health (Coeur d’Alene)
  • Primary Health Medical Group (Garden City)
  • Saint Luke’s Health Partners (Boise)
  • Terry Reilly Health Services (Nampa)


  • Beartooth Billings Clinic (Red Lodge)
  • Lewis & Clark Public Health (Helena)
  • Partnership Health Center (Missoula)
  • Roundup Memorial Healthcare (Roundup) 
  • St. James Healthcare (Butte)
  • St. Luke Community Healthcare (Ronan)


  • Asante Three Rivers (Medford)
  • Bay Clinic (Coos Bay)
  • Children's Health Alliance (Portland)
  • Legacy (Portland)
  • Mid-Columbia Center for Living (Hood River) 
  • Mosaic Medical (Bend)
  • North Bend Medical Center (Coos Bay)
  • Praxis Medical Group (High Lakes Healthcare) (Bend)

See more details about the 2018-2019 CHE initiatives.  

How to get involved

We are looking for new provider partners and new patient care improvement ideas for 2019. In addition to meeting certain basic criteria, providers must: 

  • Submit an application and detailed budget,
  • Demonstrate clear objectives supported by measurable data to evaluate progress toward the project’s goals and expectations, and
  • Ensure the proposal will benefit all the provider’s patients—not just PacificSource members.

You are welcome to read the full program description here. The deadline for submission of applications is July 30, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen Horton-Dunbar at or (541) 706-5127.


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Get Involved in CHE

Interested in applying for our Community Health Excellence program? Please complete our CHE Online Application and CHE Budget Form.

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Last updated 5/23/2019