EvergreenHealth Earns "Best of 425" Award for Third Consecutive Year

Kirkland, Wash.
– For the third consecutive year, readers of 425 magazine selected EvergreenHealth as the best hospital and health system. The annual “Best of 425” poll, published in 425’s upcoming May 2015 issue, recognizes businesses and organizations that are voted as the most preferred by local consumers.

EvergreenHealth’s network of two hospitals, medical staff and 250-provider medical group, urgent care centers, home care and 24-hour Nurse Navigator& Healthline, has also been recognized among the best hospitals in the nation by Healthgrades and U.S. News & World Report for its quality and clinical outcomes, and for the health system’s patient-centered approach to care. 

“While we don’t intentionally pursue awards, they are meaningful recognitions, especially when coming directly from those we serve,” said Bob Malte, CEO of EvergreenHealth. “When our community selects us as the best choice for health care, and three years in a row amidst significant competition, it helps demonstrate that our vision to ‘create an inclusive community health system that is the most trusted source for health care solutions’ is working.” 

Over its 43-year history, EvergreenHealth has grown alongside its Eastside community, expanding the breadth and depth of its services across the Puget Sound region and beyond, including the recent addition of EvergreenHealth Monroe in Snohomish County. As the community’s health care needs have grown, the system has grown with it, expanding access to quality health care services. 

“Our community and our patients have more choice than ever when it comes to selecting a health care partner and we are honored to be recognized once again for exceptional care,” said Al DeYoung, EvergreenHealth Board Chair. “Our team of 3,500 physicians, nurses and staff work hard every day to fulfill our purpose of improving the health and well-being of every life we touch. Each day we try to get better, and we are never satisfied with the status quo.” 

425 is the Eastside’s lifestyle magazine that focuses on healthy, local living. To learn more about the results of the “Best of 425” poll, visit

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About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth, a public hospital district and community-based health care organization established in 1972, offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence within more than 80 specialties, including cardiac, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, a neuroscience institute, women’s and children’s services, hospice care, pulmonary care, a sleep disorders center and home care services. EvergreenHealth serves more than 400,000 residents in its primary service area of northern King and southern Snohomish counties with EvergreenHealth Primary Care, a network of primary and urgent care practices, and its hospital campuses in Kirkland and Monroe, Wash. EvergreenHealth also provides emergency care at three sites: its main hospital campus, EvergreenHealth Redmond Medical Center, and EvergreenHealth Monroe. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline, a 24/7 nurse consultation service. 


Kay Taylor
Vice President, Marketing, Communications & PR

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