425 Magazine Names EvergreenHealth as ‘Best Hospital & Health System’ for Second Consecutive Year - Archived

The annual readers’ choice awards recognize EvergreenHealth for the fifth time in six years

Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth is honored to be recognized by 425 magazine as the Eastside’s “Best Hospital & Health System” for the second year in a row. The award recognizes the health system for the fifth time in six years for delivering top-of-the-line care to families throughout King and Snohomish Counties.

Each year 425, the Eastside’s premier lifestyle publication, asks readers to vote for their most preferred local organizations, from restaurants and art galleries, to mortgage lenders and health care providers. Readers voted for EvergreenHealth as the region’s top hospital and health system in the publication’s Best of 425 poll, which is published online and in the May 2018 print issue.

“Receiving the Best of 425 award is especially meaningful when bestowed by those we serve: our patients, their families and the Eastside greater community,” said Bob Malte, EvergreenHealth CEO. “As we continue expanding our services across the Puget Sound region, we are proud that our commitment to our patients remains at the center of all we do. We know our community has more choices than ever when it comes to health care, and it’s our privilege to serve as your partner in health.”

EvergreenHealth earned the top spot in 425’s 2017 awards, and was also recognized as the “Best Hospital” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. This year’s winners will come together to celebrate their achievements on May 16 at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery in Woodinville.

EvergreenHealth serves the community from its network including a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and 72-bed sister hospital in Monroe, 12 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond campuses.

To meet the needs of the ever-expanding Eastside community, EvergreenHealth has committed to a 10-year, five-phase Master Facilities Plan to enhance the existing infrastructure and patient service capabilities of the health system. Learn more about the plan at



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, infectious disease and travel medicine, 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 12 primary care practices, five 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 Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health 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 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades® and was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals, placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide based on its outstanding clinical performance. The health system was one of 750 hospitals in the country to earn an ‘A’ grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group and holds a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 337 nationwide. For more information, visit



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