Who We Are

About Us

WEST HEALTH
August 14, 2016

Our Mission

Our mission is to lower healthcare costs and enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

LOWERING THE COST OF HEALTHCARE AND SUCCESSFUL AGING

Our Founders


Gary and Mary West are visionaries and pioneering philanthropists. They established West Health, which consists of three nonprofit organizations, the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute, and the Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center–all with a singular mission of lowering healthcare costs and enabling seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

MEET OUR FOUNDERS


Through a combination of applied medical research, policy and advocacy and outcomes-based funding, the West Health Institute, West Health Policy Center and the Gary and Mary West Foundation are dedicated to lowering the cost of healthcare and advancing sustainable high-quality healthcare delivery models with the potential to improve care for seniors and their families.

Gary and Mary West Foundation

The 501(c)(3) private, non-operating foundation provides outcomes-based funding to support lowering the cost of healthcare and successful aging initiatives throughout the country with collaborators that include leading academic institutions, healthcare systems and senior-focused nonprofit organizations.

 

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Gary and Mary West Foundation

Gary and Mary West Health Institute

The Gary and Mary West Health Institute is a 501(c)(3) medical research organization that conducts applied medical research to generate the evidence needed for healthcare providers, policymakers and communities to adopt models of care that better serve seniors and their families.

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West Health Institute

Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center

The nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. develops and supports research to reduce legislative and regulatory barriers and increase reimbursement opportunities to advance acute and chronic care models and supportive services for seniors.

Our Approach


Through applied medical research, policy and advocacy and outcomes-based funding, we focus on studying, developing and advancing scalable, sustainable and more affordable healthcare delivery models that lower healthcare costs and enable seniors to successfully age in place.

Nov 2006 | The Gary and Mary West Foundation is Established

Gary and Mary West are pioneering philanthropists who established the Gary and Mary West Foundation in 2006. To date, the Foundation has issued 518 grants totaling more than $211 million and created nonprofit organizations to provide outcomes-based funding to lower healthcare costs and enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

Mar 2009 | West Health Institute Begins Applied Medical Research

Established in 2009 by the Gary and Mary West Foundation, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute is a 501(c)(3) medical research organization that works with a wide range of leading healthcare providers, research institutions and advocacy organizations to create and support more effective ways of lowering the cost of healthcare and enabling seniors to age in place.

Jan 2012 | West Health Policy Center Begins Policy Research and Education

Gary and Mary West Health Policy Center
Solely funded by philanthropists Gary and Mary West and based in Washington, D.C., the nonprofit, nonpartisan Gary and Mary West Policy Center provides research and education to create and foster new integrated healthcare delivery models that lower healthcare costs and enable seniors to successfully age in place with access to high-quality, affordable health and support services that preserve and protect their dignity, quality of life and independence.

Our Leadership

Bringing extensive experience to West Health, our leadership team is comprised of talented individuals with expertise in a wide array of disciplines in aging and healthcare to advance our mission.

Our Leadership