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1616 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 205
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Cedric's
Story

“We are fortunate and honored to have him on our team.”

“I’ve worked here for nearly half my life!”

Cedric Johnson was in high school when he started working part-time in medical records at Unity Care NW (known at the time as Interfaith Community Health Center) in 2003. He left for a brief time and returned in 2006. He was promoted to Electronic Medical Records Support Specialist in 2014, where his expanded responsibilities included staff training. In 2016, he interviewed for the Quality Improvement Manager position, a role he accepted and continues today. Shanon Hardie, Chief Operating Officer, describes Cedric as “an invaluable asset to our organization” who has been promoted to roles with “increasing levels of responsibility, impact, and authority.”

As QI Manager, Cedric works with all departments to improve the quality of services we provide. A large part of his work is responding to patient comments and concerns. This is one of the things he enjoys most about the

position.  “It’s gratifying to hear stories and feedback on how we’re doing” and, when required, “work toward resolution between the patient and staff.”  He clearly thrives is his role. Cedric has been “a leader and collaborator behind many of our successful initiatives and achievements,” says Hardie.

Cedric has a background in science (he graduated from WWU in 2011 with a degree in Cell Biology), and that has served him well in his position. As a “systems thinker,” he sees his role as helping to ensure that all parts of our agency are functioning to the greatest benefit of patients. Cedric is inspired by both science and social justice and offers the following guidance to those interested in working in his field: “Stay curious, ask questions, and find reasons to collaborate.”

Cedric benefits from co-workers he describes as “a lot of really smart people, who want to do the right thing for our patients.” The feeling appears to be mutual. Hardie notes that he is highly respected by peer, providers, and leaders who feel “fortunate and honored to have him on our team.”

Rebecca's
Story

“We need more kind, welcoming, and professional people, and Unity Care has them!”

In 2005, Rebecca Cowen Farnand was parenting four boys under the age of two. She had adopted two of her boys through the foster care system. When her marriage was ending in 2007, she became a single parent with a limited income. She had been a full-time teacher for 17 years, but staying at home with her small children was her priority. Substitute teaching provided some income, but she needed help.

Two local non-profit organizations, the Opportunity Council (OC) and Catholic Community Services (CCS), were great resources that connected her with services to keep her family healthy. She credits the OC, CCS, and friends from the Interfaith Coalition for referring her to Interfaith Community

Health Center, as Unity Care NW was previously known. Her positive experience led her to sign up her boys as dental patients. Then she too was able to be seen in the dental clinic.

Today, Rebecca also receives services from our Behavioral Health staff. The integrated, whole-person care she has received at Unity Care NW has, she says, allowed her to “become a better parent and a better person.”

“UCNW staff are wonderful listeners. We need more kind, welcoming, and professional people, and Unity Care has them!”

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