Kirkland, Wash. – For the second year in a row, EvergreenHealth has been named among the best hospitals in the Puget Sound area and the state of Washington by U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 3 in the Seattle Metropolitan area and No. 3 in Washington state. The 30th annual report compares nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 medical specialties, procedures and conditions.
In addition to the health system’s overall ranking, EvergreenHealth earned a “high performance” rating in three specialties and five procedures, placing it in the top 10% of hospitals in patient outcomes for pulmonology and lung surgery for the fourth year in a row; nephrology for the second year in a row; as well as urology, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, and hip and knee replacement.
“We are honored to be named among this group of health systems in our region. This achievement reflects the dedication of our physicians, staff and volunteers who continually strive for excellence in advancing the health of every patient and family who entrusts us with their health care,” said Jeff Tomlin, MD, EvergreenHealth CEO. “By continually providing high-quality, compassionate care and an outstanding patient experience to those we serve, we can continue to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.”
U.S. News based its rankings on evaluations of each hospital's performance using key metrics such as patient safety scores, mortality rates and other data-driven outcomes. Physician surveys within 12 specialties are also factored into hospital scores, with surveyed physicians asked to name up to five hospitals they consider the best for difficult cases in their specialty.
To be ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients.
EvergreenHealth is among 18 Washington hospitals to be included in the 2019 U.S. News rankings.
In addition to EvergreenHealth, University of Washington Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Providence Regional Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center were selected as the top five hospitals in the Puget Sound region. To view the full list of U.S. News’ “Best Hospitals by State,” visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area.
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.