Brown & Haley, Paladina Health Announce Alliance

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Brown & Haley and Paladina Health have announced an alliance to offer direct primary care to employees

We applaud Brown & Haley for continuing to make the health of their employees and their families a top priority through this partnership with Paladina Health’s exceptional care team

Paladina Health LLC and Brown & Haley announced Aug. 1 an alliance to offer an innovative direct primary care (DPC) option for their employees and families in Tacoma, Wash. Brown & Haley are one of three new Paladina Health clients which formerly received DPC services through Qliance, a Seattle-based provider of primary care services which recently closed its doors.

Established in 1914, Tacoma-based Brown & Haley is a manufacturer of various high-quality confections including Almond Roca®, Mountain Thins®, and Mountain Bars®.

Employees of Brown & Haley will have access to Paladina Health doctor’s offices in Tacoma and Puyallup with the opportunity to select from four Paladina Health doctors including Yuri Lee, MD, Roxanne Ho, MD, Stephen Cook, MD, and Kelly DeMeyere-Coursey, MD. Dr. Ho, a former Qliance physician of over six years, joined Paladina Health’s medical team July 24, 2017. She was voted “Tacoma’s Best Medical Professional” in 2014 by Tacoma Weekly.

Says Pierson Clair, CEO of Brown & Haley, “We’ve always sought to give our colleagues the best medical care we can find and this new partnership provides just that. Paladina Health doctors have a level of interest in our employees that is simply remarkable. It’s the kind of care and respect we want our employees to have.”

Chris Miller, Paladina Health CEO, recognizes Brown & Haley for putting employees’ health first.

“Paladina Health firmly believes in the power of personalized primary care to improve patient health outcomes, provide exceptional patient satisfaction and lower long-term healthcare costs. We applaud Brown & Haley for continuing to make the health of their employees and their families a top priority through this partnership with Paladina Health’s exceptional care team.”

Paladina Health’s direct primary care model components include:

  • 24/7 access to a personal physician, who is available via mobile phone and is accountable to develop strong patient satisfaction, engagement and health measures
  • Comfortable physician offices where patients can get the time they need with their doctor
  • A broad range of medical care that includes primary and preventive care, personalized chronic condition support, and assistance to patients in navigating and coordinating specialty, outpatient, and hospital-based care

Says Jennifer Bajaj, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer with Paladina Health, “Our Paladina Health physicians and care teammates are thrilled to welcome Brown & Haley families into our physician offices so we can deliver phenomenal patient service, attention and care that will help everyone live their healthy best. We look forward to the opportunity to delight them with our model of care.”

About Paladina Health:
Paladina Health, a subsidiary of healthcare services company DaVita Inc., is a physician-access model of healthcare that improves patient care and satisfaction by providing convenient and unhurried patient-centered care and a broad scope of services. Employers who offer Paladina Health to their employees aim to provide the highest-quality benefits while keeping a long-range view of improving the health and wellness of their covered population. For more information, visit

About Brown & Haley:
Brown & Haley is a fine confection company that sells its products in 65 countries around the world. Incorporated in 1914, Brown & Haley continues to innovate, developing and producing outstanding food products that delight its consumers. Brown & Haley still manufactures in the same factory where ALMOND ROCA® buttercrunch toffee was invented and has expanded five times since 1919. The company is focused on continuing to develop and implement new technological advances, including quality assurance processes, proprietary production capabilities, and state-of-the-art packaging equipment.

About DaVita Inc.:
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 194,600 patients. The company also operated 217 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Medical Group manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. DaVita Medical Group’s teammates, employed clinicians and affiliated clinicians provided care for approximately 1.7 million patients. For more information, please visit

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