Rick George, MSW
Comprehensive Healthcare, Yakima Washington

Rick George is the Senior Director for Integration at Comprehensive Healthcare, Yakima Washington.  With more than 35 years of social work experience he received his Master's in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago. His work includes leadership of a wide variety of behavioral health programs including; substance abuse, foster care and community mental health.  Rick has managed large agencies mostly in Chicago and over the last six years in the Pacific Northwest.  He currently is leading Comprehensive Healthcare’s integration plan to merge behavioral health with medical care reducing treatment silos to provide whole person care more cost effectively.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
This interactive session includes a panel of speakers covering emerging state and national initiatives, projects, data, and the partnerships forming to achieve practice transformation. The presenters will highlight the work of Healthier Washington and specifically share the work of the practice transformation efforts of a regional accountable community of health. Facilitators will engage the audience in a discussion regarding the community, regional and statewide activities impacting health workforce and the efforts to align with the priorities of industry and community. Participants will…