On March 1, 2015, Valley General Hospital in Monroe became part of the EvergreenHealth system – a change reflected by its new name, EvergreenHealth Monroe.
This completed the final phase of an affiliation agreement that began in late 2012, in which EvergreenHealth committed to working more closely with Valley General, locating additional physicians and adding services to the Monroe hospital. EvergreenHealth provided assistance and expertise in support areas as well (see news release for more detail).
Since the affiliation agreement, EvergreenHealth has added new primary care, prenatal obstetrics, orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation care to the Monroe community. A new 34-bed psychiatric hospital, operated by Fairfax Behavior Health, will open at hospital in 2016.
The financial position of the Monroe hospital has improved greatly since the affiliation formed, thanks in part to improved management and added tax support approved in 2012.
EvergreenHealth Monroe is an accredited, full-service district hospital serving East Snohomish County. Since opening in 1960, the hospital has met the needs of the community by providing emergency services, surgical and specialty services. Located in Monroe, Washington, near the junction of US 2 and SR 522, EvergreenHealth Monroe believes in a patient and family-centered philosophy, combined a commitment to advancing medical technologies.
The learn more about EvergreenHealth Monroe, visit their website at www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com.