Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth recently welcomed Jennifer Heydt, MD, and William G. Young, MD, to its Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Care practice. Drs. Heydt and Young will provide patients with advanced ear, nose and throat care including head and neck cancer care, sleep apnea care, treatment of voice and hearing problems and more from the health system’s Kirkland-based ENT practice.
The specialists are joining EvergreenHealth Ear, Nose & Throat Care as part of a newly formed partnership with Proliance Eastside ENT, where Drs. Heydt and Young currently practice and will continue to see patients on a part-time basis.
Dr. Heydt is a board-certified surgeon of otolaryngology and treats patients of all ages with head and neck cancer, sinusitis, nasal obstruction, facial trauma, sleep apnea, snoring, ear infections, hearing loss, voice problems, tonsil and adenoid issues, and thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Dr. Young treats all types of ear, nose and throat disorders, with a special interest in laryngology, including the diagnosis and management of voice, airway, swallowing and cough disorders. In addition to being board certified in otolaryngology, he is also the first fellowship-trained laryngologist on the Eastside.
Dr. Heydt and Dr. Young join a talented group of clinical experts who provide expert ENT care to our patients,” said Amy Beiter, MD, EvergreenHealth CEO. “Partnering with these specialists reflects our shared commitment to serving the Eastside community with comprehensive care. We look forward to adding their expertise to our team, and working together to continue providing the highest levels of care and service to the community.”
Dr. Heydt shares that she enjoys ENT care because it enables her to care for a broad range of patients, from children to adults, who live with simple and complex conditions. She believes in spending time with her patients and listening to all of their concerns, working together to find practical interventions that can lead to immediate and effective treatment plans.
After attending medical school at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Heydt completed her internal otolaryngology residency at the University of Washington Medical Center. She also completed a research fellowship at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center in Seattle.
Dr. Young is passionate about the work he does, and offers unique experience in non-anesthetic office procedures, specializing in diagnosing and treating a variety of laryngeal, tracheal and esophageal conditions. He works closely with providers in other related disciplines, such as speech pathologists, to provide the highest quality surgical and non-surgical care to his patients.
Dr. Young attended medical school at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, Chicago Medical School and completed his internal otolaryngology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He then completed a fellowship in laryngology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Drs. Heydt and Young will see patients at EvergreenHealth’s Ear, Nose & Throat practice on the hospital’s Kirkland campus. Dr. Heydt will take patient appointments on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Dr. Young will see patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the same time frame.
Both providers will remain on staff at Proliance Eastside ENT, while supporting the community’s ENT needs at EvergreenHealth ENT Care through the newly formed partnership.
Expanding community partnerships is one of many ways EvergreenHealth is thoughtfully expanding alongside its growing community. As part of its 15-year Master Facilities Plan, the health system is keeping pace with the community’s growth by upgrading its facilities and infrastructure to ensure its ability to provide care in the safest environment. To learn more, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/future.
Learn more about Dr. Heydt and Dr. Young and EvergreenHealth ENT Care at www.evergreenhealth.com/ear-nose-and-throat-services.
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. A staff of 5,000 provides 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 13 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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