Our mission at Neighborcare Health is to provide comprehensive health care to families and individuals who have difficulty accessing care, to respond with sensitivity to the needs of our culturally diverse patients, and to advocate & work with others to improve the overall health status of the communities we serve. Our purpose is to improve health by engaging, educating and empowering our patients. Our goal is 100% Access and Zero Health Disparities.
Employment at Neighborcare Health is built on the idea of equality and a spirit of teamwork. All of our staff members are valued for their individual and collective contributions. We treat each other with the utmost respect and dignity. Neighborcare Health treasures the cultural and ethnic diversity of our staff and continually seeks to understand and honor each person. We approach our work with professionalism, pride, and commitment. Our staff seeks to continuously improve in all we do.
Our clinics are located in neighborhoods where health disparities are the greatest and our care teams, who speak over 40 languages and dialects, are as diverse as our patients. We are the largest provider of primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services in Seattle focusing on low-income and uninsured families and individuals, seniors on fixed incomes, immigrants, and the homeless. Each year we care for almost 50,000 patients at our 17 non-profit medical, dental and school-based clinics. With the help of our staff, partners and donors, we work to make our city a healthier and safer place for everyone.
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Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County, in Washington. With an estimated 634,535 residents, as of 2012, Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.
Seattle has three major professional sports teams: The NFL's Seattle Seahawks, MLB’s Seattle Mariners, and MLS’ Seattle Sounders FC. Other professional sports teams include the 2004 and 2010 Women's National Basketball Association champions, Seattle Storm. The Seahawks' CenturyLink Field has hosted playoff games in 2006 and 2008, as well as the NFC Championship game in 2014.
Seattle's mild, temperate, marine climate allows year-round outdoor recreation, including walking, cycling, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, motor boating, sailing, team sports, and swimming. In town, many people walk around Green Lake, through the forests and along the bluffs and beaches of 535-acre Discovery Park in Magnolia, along the shores of Myrtle Edwards Park on the Downtown waterfront, the shoreline of Lake Washington at Seward Park, the shore of Alki Beach in West Seattle, and along the Burke-Gilman Trail. Also popular are hikes and skiing in the nearby Cascade or Olympic Mountains and kayaking and sailing in the waters of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Strait of Georgia. In 2005, Men's Fitness magazine named Seattle the fittest city in the United States.
Visitors can try ripe fruit – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples, and cherries – all grown in Washington state. There are also flavorful coffees, fresh meats and vegetables, refreshing beers, distinctive, spirits, and many other foods and drinks to taste and enjoy. Getting a true taste of Seattle is as easy as dining out. With 37 Zagat celebrity chef restaurants and 13 James Beard award-winning chefs, Seattle has a proven track record for mouth-watering cuisine. Whatever the cuisine, many of our restaurateurs take pride in showcasing the flavors of the great Pacific Northwest, working with farm fresh ingredients or shellfish and salmon pulled straight from local waters.
Seattle is composed solely of sights, sounds, and scenery. Sure, everyone must experience the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle Great Wheel at least once, but Seattle has so many more sights to offer within the city proper and beyond. Take a trip to Woodinville for Washington wines. Load up on the Victoria Clipper for an awe-inspiring trip to Canada. Spread your wings at the Museum of Flight, with over 150 artifacts and exhibits for the whole family. Or explore around the city for an eyeful at Kerry Park, take a walk on the waterfront, or step foot onto the ferry and visit the island life for an afternoon. Seattle is a sightseer’s paradise.