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Cooperative Health Care: How GHC-SCW is Different

June 12, 2024
Cooperative Health Care: How GHC-SCW is Different

At GHC-SCW, we are not like typical health care providers. We are a non-profit health care Cooperative, which means we focus on our members’ health and well-being, not on making money for shareholders.

Why Cooperative Health Care is Special

We follow key Cooperative principles like member control, member participation and caring for our community. As a GHC-SCW member-owner, you are more than a patient; you help make decisions about your health care. Moreover, your input helps us create the best policies and services for our community. This approach is what defines us as a leader in Cooperative health care.

Your Role as a Member

Your involvement is important. By giving feedback, filling out surveys and joining events, such as our annual meeting, you help shape our services. Consequently, this keeps us focused on meeting your needs.

The Annual Election

Each year, members vote for our Board of Directors and the Nominations Committee. These groups guide GHC-SCW and make sure we stick to our Cooperative’s values.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors champions the needs and aspirations of GHC-SCW members. They guide the Cooperative’s direction, manage its affairs, strategize for long-term objectives and explore new ways to serve member-owners. Furthermore, their leadership is crucial in ethical decision-making, accountability for the Cooperative’s activities and upholding legal responsibilities, ensuring that GHC-SCW remains true to its mission.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is key to selecting Board candidates and handling the outreach, evaluation and endorsement of nominees. This committee ensures that GHC-SCW’s Board reflects the diverse membership and upholds the Cooperative values, playing a critical role in governance. In addition, members of the committee gain deep insights into governance, connect with a wide network and significantly influence GHC-SCW’s future leadership.

Why Your Vote Matters

Your vote is a powerful way to make a difference. By learning about the issues, knowing the candidates and voting, you help keep our Cooperative strong and focused on your needs. Therefore, when members are active, GHC-SCW is better able to meet the changing health care needs of our community.

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Be a Part of Our Cooperative Health Care

Every member’s voice and vote are key to guiding GHC-SCW toward a future with quality health care that matches your values and needs. Thus, we encourage you to take an active role, not just as a member, but as an owner and decision-maker in our journey to better health care.

In short, GHC-SCW’s Cooperative model lets you, our members, shape the future of your health care. Consequently, your involvement ensures we stay focused on what’s most important—your health and well-being. Join us in making a difference and guiding GHC-SCW to better serve our community.

Call To Action

Learn More

Ready to get involved and make a difference? Visit our Annual Meeting page to learn more about this important event. Discover how you can participate in our Cooperative health care, access valuable resources and join us in shaping the future of GHC-SCW.

Visit Our Annual Meeting Page