Kirkland, Wash. – For the third year in a row, EvergreenHealth has been named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care. The distinction places EvergreenHealth in the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
As the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, Healthgrades measured clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across many of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures to determine the recipients of its 2019 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.
“Together, our physicians, staff and volunteers continually strive for excellence in our aim to provide the highest-quality, safe, compassionate care and service to every patient and family who entrusts us with their health care. We are honored to once again be named among this elite group of best hospitals in the nation, as it offers a reflection of our system-wide commitment to fulfill our mission to advance the health of our community,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Amy Beiter, MD.
EvergreenHealth is among five Washington hospitals to be recognized as one of Healthgrades’ 100 Best this year. Beyond this award, Healthgrades has also recognized EvergreenHealth as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence nine times in the past decade, and it ranks among the top 15 percent in the U.S. for exemplary patient care and service.
“The Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award reflects the excellent care and commitment to quality from health care professionals throughout recipient hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Clinical outcomes can vary significantly from one hospital to another, and with this recognition, consumers can identify the best hospitals for their needs.”
From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.
During that same period, if all hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of those achieving the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, 172,950 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community-acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 35.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.
For more information about EvergreenHealth’s commitment to providing high-quality, safe and exceptional care and service to its community now and in the future, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/everhealthy.
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, nearly one million people a day use the Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Healthgrades, visit www.healthgrades.com or download the Healthgrades iPhone app.
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 in 2019, was again named one of Healthgrades 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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