Kirkland, Wash. – EvergreenHealth has been honored with a 2016 Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company. The Kirkland-based health system is one of 20 health care organizations in the country and the only in Washington state to receive the annual award that recognizes high levels of motivated and engaged employees and an employee engagement rate well above the national median for the health care industry.
Based on 2015 survey results, EvergreenHealth scored in the 84th percentile for employee engagement when compared with hospitals of a similar size across the nation. The survey data also shows a vast majority of EvergreenHealth employees are willing to put in significant effort to help the health system succeed and most share a long-term commitment to the organization as their employer.
“Our vision to create an inclusive community health system begins with our providers, staff and volunteers. We are dedicated to providing the safest, highest quality care and an exceptional experience for our patients and families and we believe that this starts with creating a work environment that inspires our people both personally and professionally,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “I hear every day from the patients and community that we serve how remarkable our employee care and service is, and this award is testament to their commitment to our organization.”
The Advisory Board Company presented the award to EvergreenHealth at their 2016 National Summit on March 22 in Chicago, acknowledging the organization’s ongoing commitment to creating a best-in-class work environment for its employees.
“Engaging the workforce is arguably more important now than ever before, with all signs indicating that we are heading into a staffing shortage,” said Steven Berkow, executive director, survey solutions at The Advisory Board Company. “With a significant portion of the workforce retiring in the coming years and non-traditional employers encroaching on talent, hospitals and health systems must be laser-focused on engaging their staff. Our award winners have demonstrated an impressive ability to inspire the highest levels of engagement across the country while maintaining remarkably low levels of disengagement.”
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EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly 850,000 residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 950 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care 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 10 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland campus, Monroe campus and at a freestanding center in Redmond. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 72-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Virginia Mason, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated EvergreenHealth Partners network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.
For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.
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