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EvergreenHealth Foundation Offering Community Tours of EvergreenHealth Medical Center
Date
01/25/2019
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Kirkland, Wash. –The EvergreenHealth Foundation invites community members for a behind-the-scenes look at the Kirkland medical center’s daily operations to witness firsthand EvergreenHealth’s award-winning care and services.

The Foundation recently launched complimentary tours of the Kirkland campus, which are designed to showcase the health system’s state-of-the-art resources, many of which are generously donated by patients and families, used to care for the surrounding community.

Tours of EvergreenHealth Medical Center will be open to the public beginning on February 4th, 2019.

Each tour will guide visitors through the rich history of the hospital and demonstrate how it continues to grow and adapt its service lines while planning for future expansion to meet the needs of the growing community.

Attendees will also learn how philanthropic gifts, donations and community support fortify EvergreenHealth’s mission to advance the health of the community it serves by providing high-quality, safe, compassionate and cost-effective health care.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to share with our friends and neighbors the resources we offer to enrich the health and well-being of those we serve, in a refreshing, non-clinical setting,” said Kae Peterson, CFRE, Vice President, EvergreenHealth and EvergreenHealth Monroe Foundations. “By touring our facilities, we hope to provide an inside view of what we do and how the community’s ongoing support helps us fulfill our vision of creating an inclusive community health system that is the most trusted source for health care solutions.”

Tours of the Kirkland medical campus are available by reservation through the Foundation website or by calling the Foundation office at 425.899.1900.

EvergreenHealth encourages all community members, past and present patients, and those interested in learning more about EvergreenHealth and the EvergreenHealth Foundation to attend.

The EvergreenHealth Foundation serves as EvergreenHealth’s philanthropic partner, assisting in promoting the health and well-being of patients by offering financial assistance in support of hospice and health care services. The Foundation raises money through a variety of fundraising programs that solicit private charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and civic organizations. To learn more about the EvergreenHealth Foundation, visit www.evergreenhealthfoundation.com/.

EvergreenHealth 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/everhealthy.

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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 are 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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