Capella hospital to work with University of Washington

Capella Healthcare has signed an agreement with UW Medicine, the health care arm of the University of Washington, to refer complex tertiary and quaternary cases at its Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., to the academic medical center. The collaboration will start April 1.

β€œTo thrive in the future, hospitals will have to have the right partners," Capella CEO Mike Wiechart said in a release. "This unique collaborative partnership will become a case study for how an outstanding community hospital can provide world-class care without compromising the unique attributes for which it is most appreciated β€” compassionate personal care, delivered close to where people live and work.”