The Optum Care Network began in 1995 when 12 physicians from seven small primary care practices joined together to form NPN–The Northwest Physicians Network. Their goal was to provide better, more coordinated care to their patients. In 1997, The Polyclinic Care Network (PCN) was similarly founded to improve patient care. Over the next two decades these organizations grew in expertise, services, and coverage area. In 2021, NPN and PCN merged to become the Optum Care Network of Washington. Today we support more than 1500 providers who continue the original vision of offering high-quality, affordable health care to our communities.