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EvergreenHealth Named One of Nation’s “100 Great Community Hospitals” of 2016
Date
06/20/2016
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Kirkland, Wash. — Today Becker’s Hospital Review named EvergreenHealth to its “100 Great Community Hospitals | 2016” list. The health system was among other leading hospitals 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.

The Becker’s Review honor comes on the heels of EvergreenHealth’s recent recognition among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Analytics for its ability to improve outcomes and reduce overall expenses per patient. EvergreenHealth was the only health system in Washington State to receive this distinction.

“We hold ourselves to the highest standards for quality care, safety, service and value, and we are proud to be named among other industry leaders for setting the bar in these critical areas,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “This recognition is a true reflection of the dedication of our providers, nurses, staff and volunteers who share a purpose to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.”

Becker's selected winning hospitals based on rankings and awards from organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group.

Becker's has published a version of this list annually since 2011. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a "community hospital" as one with fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs.

EvergreenHealth, with its network of two hospitals, 1,000+ medical staff and 250 employed provider medical group, urgent care centers, home care and 24-hour Nurse Navigator & Healthline, has also been recognized as among the best hospitals in the nation by Healthgrades and U.S. News & World Report for quality and clinical outcomes, as well as the health system’s patient-centered approach to care.

To learn more about Becker’s Hospital Review and its lists of top national hospitals, visit www.beckershospitalreview.com/about. The full "100 Great Community Hospitals | 2016" online list includes individual profiles of all organization and can be read here.

For more information about EvergreenHealth, visit www.evergreenhealth.com

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About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 10 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Virginia Mason, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated EvergreenHealth Partners network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.

In 2016, EvergreenHealth achieved its seventh designation (2009-2012, and 2014-2016) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, placing it among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance; and was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™ in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength.

For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

About Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kay Taylor
Vice President, Marketing, Communications & PR
EvergreenHealth
425.899.2604 or ktaylor@evergreenhealth.com

 

Kristi Herriott
Firmani + Associates Inc.
206.443.9357 or Kristi@firmani.com