Gov. Inslee tours Hobson Place

DESC was pleased to welcome Gov. Jay Inslee and other VIPS to tour The Clinic at Hobson Place and Hobson Place Permanent Supportive Housing on Oct. 14.

VIPs included UW President Ana Mari Cauce; UW Medicine Chief Medical Officer & President of UW Physicians Timothy H. Dellit, MD; Harborview Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Sommer Kleweno Walley; and UW Medicine Hospitals & Clinics President Cynthia Dold. Harborview’s Pioneer Square Clinic and Downtown Homeless Programs Medical Director (ret.) Nancy Sugg, MD, led the clinic tour. DESC Executive Director Daniel Malone introduced the tour and was the concluding speaker.

This unique facility brings comprehensive outpatient behavioral health and primary care, pharmacy services and permanent supportive housing for 177 people under one roof. In addition, the 92 new apartments in the phase 2, south housing building, are Passive House Pre-Certified (PHIUS+ 2018) for their sustainable, ultra-high energy construction.

The Clinic at Hobson Place, a partnership with DESC and Harborview/UW Medicine, is the largest local full-scale health care clinic specifically designed to meet the complex needs of people living with disabilities who have experienced the longest periods of homelessness.

Our visitors learned about the advantages of having this kind of a primary and behavioral health clinic just downstairs from clients’ apartments; the suboxone induction room for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder; and had the honor of visiting an apartment.