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EvergreenHealth Honors Q4 2016 Health Heroes
Date
12/22/2016
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Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is proud to announce the recipients of its Health Hero award for the fourth quarter of 2016. The Health Hero award is presented quarterly and recognizes outstanding providers, staff, volunteers and clinical teams that offer exceptional care and service. Each recipient demonstrates a commitment to the health system’s core values of compassion, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence.

“It is an honor to continually recognize the providers and employees at EvergreenHealth who dedicate themselves to providing exceptional care to our patients, their families and the communities we serve,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “The Health Heroes award is just one way we extend our gratitude to EvergreenHealth’s providers, staff, volunteers and clinical teams for their service and commitment.”

This quarter’s recipients are being recognized for their steadfast commitment to providing proactive, attentive and compassionate care. Each recipient consistently goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort, safety and well-being of those they serve. EvergreenHealth selects individuals who demonstrate this caliber of service across five categories. This quarter’s “heroes” are:

  • Physician Hero: Ziad AlSoufi, MD, EvergreenHealth Neuroscience Institute
  • Team Hero: EvergreenHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Care/EvergreenHealth Emergency Department
  • Organizational Hero: Lydia Davis, Home Hospice Care
  • Clinical Heroes: Janelle Crossman, RN, BSN and Mary Schlechty, EvergreenHealth Women’s Care
  • Volunteer Hero: Julie Harcus and her dog Beau
  • Safety Hero: Cindy Wincewicz, RN, ESC EvergreenHealth Surgical Center

The EvergreenHealth Health Hero program honors the remarkable efforts of providers and employees that carry out EvergreenHealth’s core values in all they do. EvergreenHealth Health Heroes receive a personalized trophy and are honored by an audience of more than 50 organizational leaders.  

EvergreenHealth Health Heroes are nominated year-round by patients and visiting families who experience exceptional care and compassion from individuals and teams during their time at EvergreenHealth. Staff is also welcome to submit nominations for their peers whom they witness providing outstanding service and care.

For more information about the honorees and EvergreenHealth or to submit a nomination, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/heroes.

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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.

 

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