New Group Member: Pediatrics Northwest

Sarah Rafton, MSW
Executive Director, WCAAP

This past month Pediatrics Northwest became the latest large pediatric practice to join the WCAAP as a group member!  Their membership reflects the longstanding meaningful partnership the WCAAP and Pediatrics Northwest have shared.  Many Pediatrics Northwest pediatricians and subspecialists have been actively involved with the WCAAP.  Mary Ann Woodruff has worked tirelessly with the Chapter promoting Early Learning, Behavioral Health Integration, and championing Reach out and Read. Julian Ayer served on our Board over the past ten years, first as a trustee and then just recently finished his term as our Chapter Secretary. The list goes on: Harbir Juj, John Apostol, Imka Lavinder, Larry Larson and Tim Murphy, among others have been active WCAAP members. There is always a reliable annual contingent from Pediatrics Northwest that attends Advocacy Day and patient stories from their offices have been highlighted in WCAAP advocacy materials. Pediatrics Northwest has been an instrumental participant in WCAAP projects over the years including Great MINDS, the WA-CHIP adolescent immunization learning collaborative, and now with Mary Ann Woodruff and Deanna Dudley helping with First Year Families.

WCAAP group memberships now include Kaiser, Allegro, the Everett Clinic and Pediatrics Northwest. These group memberships provide important stability for WCAAP and are critical to our growth and sustainability planning.  If you have any questions about group membership, please email: