Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners announced today its selection of Jeff Tomlin, MD, to lead the Kirkland-based health system as chief executive officer. Dr. Tomlin had filled the role of interim CEO since May 31 following Dr. Amy Beiter’s departure from the organization.
Before serving as interim CEO, Dr. Tomlin oversaw the health system’s clinical quality and safety initiatives as EvergreenHealth’s chief medical and quality officer, and was responsible for leading risk management, patient relations, infection control and research, employed specialist practices, surgical services, pharmacy and medical staff services.
“As a longtime and esteemed member of our leadership team and greater community, Dr. Tomlin has an incredibly informed understanding of our organization, from both a strategic and operational perspective. During his time as interim CEO, he has skillfully translated this understanding into thoughtful action,” said Al DeYoung, chairman, EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioners. “In addition to his impressive track record of leadership within our health system, he has also established strong ties to the community we serve throughout his 30-year tenure. Under Dr. Tomlin’s leadership, EvergreenHealth is well-positioned to continue pursuing our mission to advance the health of the community with high-quality, safe, compassionate and cost-effective health care.”
Dr. Tomlin has been a respected leader at EvergreenHealth for the past 30 years, beginning his tenure with the health system as a practicing anesthesiologist in 1990. In 2004, Dr. Tomlin was named medical director for the Evergreen Surgical Center, and was later appointed as medical director for surgical services at EvergreenHealth. In 2010, he joined the executive leadership team as senior vice president, serving the organization administratively while continuing to practice anesthesiology.
Dr. Tomlin is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and spent six years as a Marine Corps pilot prior to attending medical school and residency at University of Washington School of Medicine. He continued his military service after medical school as a member of the Navy Reserve Medical Corps.
Dr. Tomlin has served on the Northshore School District Wall of Honor Scholarship Committee and in 2017 was named winner of Seattle Business magazine’s “Washington Leaders in Health Care” Award for Outstanding Medical Director/Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Tomlin’s leadership philosophy centers on truly getting to know his team, a value that has served him well throughout his career at EvergreenHealth. He believes it’s a special privilege to care for another human being and he has dedicated his work to improving the patient experience.
To learn more about EvergreenHealth’s leadership team, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/evergreenhealth-leadership.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system serving nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties with a breadth of services and programs that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed hospital, EvergreenHealth Monroe, which is an accredited, full-service public hospital district established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. The system also includes a network of 13 primary care practices, five urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices, and 24/7 emergency care from its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond locations.
EvergreenHealth remains committed to its purpose to enrich the health and well-being of the community by providing clinical excellence in more than 80 specialties and through extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
The health system is consistently named as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals and it is one of only 293 hospitals nationwide to hold a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). Learn more at www.evergreenhealth.com.
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