Cambia Grove Anchor Partner Program: Cultivating groundbreaking work among health innovators

How can the country’s “Most Connected Hospital” help its physicians engage with patients in a meaningful, personal way while also capturing vital clinical information during visits? 

EvergreenHealth, an integrated two-hospital health care system based in Kirkland, Washington, found the answer in Cambia Grove’s Anchor Partner Program.

The Anchor Partner Program is a cornerstone of the Cambia Grove’s mission to catalyze health care innovation in Cascadia, by sponsoring Anchor partners looking to drive new, consumer-centric health care solutions.

Anchor partners commit to one pilot project each year. From there, Elevar Labs, a health care innovation advisor, and the Cambia Grove invite promising digital health startups from across the country to a Reverse Pitch Day where the anchor partner shares its most pressing innovation challenges. Elevar reviews the applications and pares down the list of contenders who then present their ideas to partner executives in “speed-dating” and “Shark Tank”-like sessions. The program culminates in a final letter of intent to one winner.

Read more about the Program here and learn about our Anchor partners by visiting our Anchor Partners page. 

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