EvergreenHealth Named a “150 Great Place to Work in Healthcare” by Becker's Hospital Review

EvergreenHealth is the only Puget Sound area health care system named to the list

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

“Great people are what make great organizations. These achievements are only possible through the dedication of each employee, volunteer, and physician who serve our patients, community and each other,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “Being named a ‘Great Place to Work in Healthcare’ is a direct reflection of our commitment to our culture and our values of compassion, respect, excellence, collaboration and accountability.”

The organizations included in the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” list encourage professional development among their employees and strive to promote tomorrow's leaders. Organizations that were selected demonstrated strong employee recognition programs, mentorship and benefits, as well as provide community support.

EvergreenHealth’s addition to the “150 Great Places to Work” list comes as it also celebrates 45 years of service to the Puget Sound region’s Eastside community. EvergreenHealth is one of only two Washington state hospitals to earn the distinction this year, joined by Confluence Health in Wenatchee. Also named to the list is Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a partner of EvergreenHealth at the Halvorson Cancer Center on the medical center’s Kirkland Campus.

The accolade joins numerous other national achievements recognizing EvergreenHealth for quality care over the past year, including:

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals 2017 from Healthgrades;
  • a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 83 in the country
  •  a Leapfrog “A” Hospital Safety Grade;
  • recognition as one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Regional Hospitals;”
  • Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the eighth time in nine years; and
  • a Truven Top 100 Hospital award.

Becker's Hospital Review, the leading source of business and legal information for the healthcare industry, determined this year’s list based on nominated organization, noting previous recognitions, awards, employee benefits, culture and workplace excellence. The editorial team also considered diversity, employee satisfaction and retention when developing the list.

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For more information about EvergreenHealth’s commitment to an outstanding work place, visit


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. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, 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.

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 eighth designation in the last nine years (2009-2012, and 2014-2017) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, and in 2017 it was named one of Healthgrades 2017 America’s 100 Best Hospitals placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance. EvergreenHealth was also 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


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