Kirkland, Wash. – For the third 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. 4 in Washington state. The 31st annual report compares nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 16 medical specialties and 10 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 knee replacement for the fourth consecutive year; nephrology and colon cancer surgery for the third year in a row; and heart failure, hip replacement and urology for the second consecutive year. EvergreenHealth also received high performance ratings in patient outcomes for gastroenterology and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well.
“We are honored to be recognized by U.S News for providing exceptional care to the patients and families we serve, a testament to the compassion and unwavering commitment of all of our physicians, providers, staff and volunteers— who truly live our values of compassion, respect, excellence, collaboration and accountability,” said Jeff Tomlin, MD, EvergreenHealth CEO.
U.S. News based its rankings on several factors, such as patient outcomes, patient satisfaction scores and evaluations of each hospital's ability to develop and sustain a system that delivers high-quality care, as determined by expert opinion surveys of board-certified physicians.
EvergreenHealth is among 107 Washington hospitals to be included in the 2020 - 2021 U.S. News rankings. In addition to EvergreenHealth, University of Washington Medical Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Overlake Medical Center and Providence Regional Medical Center Everett 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, extensive home care and hospice services, 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 407 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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