Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth was recently honored by LifeNet Health, a leading provider of organ donation and tissue banking services, with the Circle of Life Tissue Donation Award, recognizing the health system’s outstanding record of tissue donation and transplants.
Over the past year, EvergreenHealth and LifeNet Health have partnered to help patients achieve the best outcomes by facilitating 125 tissue grafts supplied by LifeNet Health for transplantation, and 27 tissue-graft donations to LifeNet Health from EvergreenHealth donors.
The grafts from EvergreenHealth donors, which represent an increase of more than 40 percent compared to 2016, support LifeNet Health in its mission to save lives, restore health and give hope.
“In addition to improving the lives of our patients, tissue donation enables donors to give back to their local communities in the most meaningful way,” said Bob Malte, CEO of EvergreenHealth. “As our region expands, we recognize that the need for health care services continues to grow, and we are honored to have been recognized for meeting these critical needs while supporting LifeNet Health’s mission-driven work, as well.”
LifeNet Health is a global organ-procurement organization whose Pacific Northwest operations are based in Renton, Washington. As a full-service tissue bank, LifeNet Health shares EvergreenHealth’s dedication to exceptional quality, safety and value as it works to advance innovation in regenerative medicine.
Similarly, providing safe, high quality and sustainable care is part of EvergreenHealth’s commitment to its community. As part of the health system’s commitment to growing alongside the community, it is in the midst of implementing a 15-Year Master Facility Plan to upgrade facilities and infrastructure. This effort ensures the health system will continue to provide the best possible care for the community’s evolving needs in an environment of absolute safety. Learn more about EvergreenHealth’s 15-Year Plan at www.evergreenhealth.com/future.
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 www.evergreenhealth.com.
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About LifeNet Health
LifeNet Health is the only full-service tissue bank in the Pacific Northwest that recovers, prepares and distributes tissue for transplantation, medical research and education. From their Northwest headquarters in Renton, LifeNet Health provides education, grief and bereavement support to donor families, and lifesaving tissue to patients in the Northwest. For more information visit www.lifenethealth.org.