Our community has made EvergreenHealth what it is today – a values-driven organization that was founded on the principle of acting in our patients' and community's best interests, as stewards of your resources, putting our patients at the center of all we do.
We thank our patients and neighbors for their support over the past 50 years and appreciate your continued trust and partnership in helping us to meet the ever-evolving needs of our growing community. Let's take a look back at the EvergreenHealth archives.
Volunteer Auxiliary Guild members participate in the groundbreaking ceremony on July 18, 1970. Pictured: Donna Conover, Auxiliary president; Josephine Carman, daughter of Peg Martin, who named Evergreen General Hospital; and Margaret Gragg; charter Auxiliary Guild member and subsequent Evergreen volunteer services coordinator.
Evergreen Hospital Administrator Al Gray (left) joins King County Executive John Spellman (center) at the groundbreaking ceremony. Bonnie and Dana, daughters of Commissioner Dan Broughton, and others, lend a helping hand.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Evergreen General Hospital took place at the construction site on Saturday, July 18, 1970. Pictured: Newly elected Board of Commissioners (left to right) Lars Watson, Mark Strange, Matthew Evoy, Dan Broughton and Roy Swenson.
Evergreen General Hospital in 1972.
On Saturday, March 4, 1972, about 200 people turned out in the rain to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours and official grand opening event at the new Evergreen General Hospital. The hospital began seeing its first patients a few days later on Thursday, March 9, 1972.
Three separate sets of twins were born in one week during Evergreen's inaugural year, establishing a new record for the hospital's nursery. The hospital welcomed a total of 367 babies that year.