Recognition & Awards

While awards confirm our commitment to provide the highest quality care and patient experience, our motivation is to ensure the safest, most satisfying care at the best value.

These clinical achievement awards were accomplished by the work of our dedicated and talented physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers.


Healthgrades, the nation's leading provider of independent hospital ratings, named EvergreenHealth one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for 2017...ranking it among the nation's Top 5% of hospitals.

EvergreenHealth was also recognized as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence, the ninth time we've achieved this designation - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Three EvergreenHealth specialty services were recognized with the "100 Best Hospitals" designation. Click here to see additional Healthgrades rankings for our specialty services.

CMS Hospital Compare

EvergreenHealth Medical Center earned a 5-star rating in the 2016 Hospital Compare overall quality systems rankings conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). EvergreenHealth was one of just 112 hospitals nationwide to receive the 5-star designation, and the only 5-star rating in Washington state. Read the news release

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade "A" for 2017

Logo-Leapfrog.jpgThe Leapfrog Group's annual safety ranking of hospitals recognized EvergreenHealth with an "A" grade.  

EvergreenHealth was one of 832 hospitals nationwide to earn the "A" grade.

Truven Health Analytics

Truven Health Analytics named EvergreenHealth one of the 100 top "large community hospitals" in the U.S. based on overall organizational performance. 

We were recognized for our low 30-day mortality and readmission rates, and for fewer complications and higher survival rates – while also having shorter lengths of stay and lower cost than comparable organizations.

Becker's Hospital Review "100 Great Community Hospitals for 2017"

EvergreenHealth was recognized by Becker’s for its quality care, safety and service achievements over the last year, and for being a vital part of its community by offering quality care and exceptional services to its patient population. This is the second straight year for this award. Read the news release

Washington State Hospital Association "2016 Achieving Best Care"

EvergreenHealth Medical Center received the Washington State Hospital Association’s 2016 Achieving Best Care Award for the health system’s achievements in a broad variety of patient safety measures. EvergreenHealth Monroe hospital was also recognize, making the EvergreenHealth affiliates two of just 11 award recipients statewide. Read the news release

image of Becker's 2017 Top Places to Work in Health award, given to EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, WABecker's Hospital Review 2017 "Top Place to Work in Healthcare"

EvergreenHealth was named one of the country’s best places to work in the 2017 edition of the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” list from Becker’s Hospital Review. The list recognizes organizations committed to fulfilling missions, creating outstanding cultures and offering competitive benefits to their employees.  EvergreenHealth is the Puget Sound region’s only health system to make this year’s list

425 Magazine's 2017 "Best Hospital" 

Voted by the readers of 425 magazine.  Read the news release

Kirkland Reporter "Best Hospital

Voted on by the readers of the Kirkland Reporter newspaper.

Washington State Hospital Association's "Achieving Best Care"

Recognizing outstanding achievement in making health care safer. Read the news release

Qualis Health 2013 Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality 

The award was given in recognition of EvergreenHealth's program to reduce the occurrence of delirium among older hospitalized patients.

2016 eHealth Excellence Award - Mobile Engagement

The award recognizes EvergreenHealth's effective use of mobile website/responsive website design for a better consumer experience.

2017 eHealth Leadership Award - Best Patient Access & Convenience

The award recognizes EvergreenHealth's website ( for ease of patient navigation.

EvergreenHealth Programs and Services

Primary Care

  • Your Voice Matters: Patient Experience with Primary Care Providers in Washington State (2015) - Washington Health Alliance
    EvergreenHealth Primary Care ranked among the top 15 practices in the state for patient experience.

Cancer Care

  • Outstanding Achievement Award for Cancer Care (2012, 2009) - Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
    EvergreenHealth is one of only two hospitals in Washington State to receive the Outstanding Achievement; recognized for the highest level of excellence in providing cancer care to its patients.
  • Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program Accreditation - American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer
  • American Cancer Society's 2013 National Volunteer Leadership Award - to Dr. Eric Taylor, radiation oncologist, for his nearly 30 years of leadership at all levels of the organization.
  • Komen Puget Sound 2013 The Promise of One Award - to Dr. Michael Hunter, radiation oncologist, for his contributions as board member and advocate for breast cancer awareness, diagnosis and treatment

Heart Care

  • Outstanding Heart Attack Survival Rates (2007) - Hospital Compare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Department of Health and Human Services
    EvergreenHealth is one of only 17 hospitals nationwide cited for outstanding heart attack survival rates.
  • Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality - Heart Failure Clinic (2005) - Qualis Health.
    Recognized EvergreenHealth for innovations that make measurable improvements in patient outcomes.

Stroke Services

  • "100 Best Hospitals" for Stroke Care - Healthgrades  Ranks EvergreenHealth among the Top 5% of hospitals in the nation.
  • Primary Stroke Center Certification  - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • Certificate of Distinction Advanced Primary Stroke Center  - Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award + Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Recognized EvergreenHealth for its commitment and success in providing excellent care to stroke patients - care that makes a difference in how patients recover.

Women & Children's Care

  • Gold Award from Washington State for Breastfeeding Friendly Practices (2015) 
    Acknowledged for taking measures to educate and support mothers in breastfeeding their babies from birth through six to nine months.
  • Best Place to Have a Baby (2009) - 425 Magazine
    "EvergreenHealth offers compassionate health services for expecting mothers, to mother hoping to conceive. They also offer great classes that cover childbirth preparation to child-raising."
  • Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation (2017, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996) - Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a collaboration of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Designation is renewed every five years.
    Recognized EvergreenHealth as the first US hospital to receive this designation for its excellence in maternity care.
  • Top Ten Hospitals to Have Your Baby (1996) - SELF Magazine
    Recognized EvergreenHealth as one of the ten top maternity centers from survey of experts.

Palliative Care

  • Excellence in Collaboration (2009) - King County Healthcare Coalition
    Recognized EvergreenHealth for development of plans to support unified interagency coordination during emergency situations or when traditional medical management is scarce or unavailable.

Bariatric Services

  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence - American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery

Sleep Services

  • Sleep Disorders Center Accreditation - American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

Diabetes Education & Nutrition Services

  • EvergreenHealth Diabetes Program Recognition - American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Laboratory Services

  • Accredited - College of American Pathologists (CAP) 
  • Licensed - Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA)

Pastoral Care

  • Clinical Pastoral Education Program Accreditation - Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

EvergreenHealth Medical Staff

  • Top Doctors - Seattle Magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Workplace Recognition and Awards

Partner for Change Award (eighth years in a row, 2010-2017) - Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards
Recognized for outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.

Best Workplaces for Recycling & Waste Reduction (six years in a row, 2010-2015) - King County's Solid Waste Division
Recognized for a strong internal recycling program and commitment to reducing waste.

Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award (2014) - Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards 
Recognized for efforts to eliminate mercury from the products we use.

Diamond Award (2010) - King County Commuter Challenge
Recognized for the hospital's highly effective trip-reduction program. 

Partner Recognition Award (2009) - Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards
Recognized for making measurable progress toward improving environmental performance.

Community Awards and Recognition

Business Excellence Award, Business of the Year (2002) - Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce
Recognized EvergreenHealth for retaining and creating community jobs, crafting partnerships with other organizations to provide better service, and serving the public.

Peter Kirk Business Excellence Award (1999) - Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce
Recognized EvergreenHealth for willingness to meet ever-changing needs of the community.

National NOVA Award (1998) - American Hospital Association
Recognized EvergreenHealth for 25 years of membership and honors for leadership in advancing the health of its community.

National Premier Cares Award (1999) - Premier
Recognized EvergreenHealth for its contribution to the community's health as founding member of the Partners for a Healthier Community program.

Other Awards and Recognition

Engineering Excellence Award (2009) - American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Washington
Recognized for the design and construction of the new Emergency Department and patient tower.

Excellence in Innovation Project - EvergreenHealth Community Emergency Preparedness Fair (2009) - King County Healthcare Coalition

Patriot Award (2009) - US Department of Defense.
Recognized EvergreenHealth for its extraordinary support of employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.