On this page, you'll find a detailed explanation of everything covered in Proposition 1 ("EverHealthy"), which is on your April 23 ballot.
EverHealthy is part of EvergreenHealth's 10-year master facility plan.
Seismic Upgrades: Core areas of the original 1972 hospital building and parking structures will be retrofit to make EvergreenHealth even more earthquake-ready.
New Critical Care Unit: Currently located in the hospital's oldest building, the CCU will move to a brand new unit in the Silver tower, with the ability to provide lifesaving care for more patients.
Updated Family Maternity Center: Our nationally recognized birth center will be modernized and areas for expectant moms on bed-rest will be expanded.
Facility Upgrades: As the community grows, we need the ability to add new space to accommodate expanded outpatient care.
Technology Advancements: To help us provide the safest and best care as our community grows.
How much will Proposition 1 cost residents of the EvergreenHealth district?
The proposed bond measure will cost homeowners an average of $0.18 per $1,000 of assessed property value per year over the 20-year life of the bonds.
Use this formula to calculate the payment for your home:
Your home's assessed value ($500,000) divided by 1,000 (=500) times .18 (=$90)
Or go to https://localscape.spatialest.com/#kingcountyassessor/Tax and enter your street address to get your cost.
Want more detail on Proposition 1?
You can learn more about EverHealthy and Proposition 1 in our video...
...or in our CEO's podcast:
...or in the latest edition of the EvergreenHealth Monitor magazine. Read about the master facility plan
What is EverHealthy?
EverHealthy is phase two of EvergreenHealth's 10-year master facility plan. This advance planning is necessary for us to continue to meet the health care needs of our growing and aging community.
The first phase of the 10-year master facility plan was completed in 2018 on time and on budget. It created:
Why is EverHealthy needed?
EvergreenHealth must anticipate and be ready to care for our community. Looking ahead, we see:
What were the benefits of the last bond the community funded for EvergreenHealth?
How is EverHealthy funded?
How can I support Proposition 1 (EverHealthy)?
Since 1972, when the community opened the doors to this area’s dedicated public district hospital, EvergreenHealth has delivered vital services to our neighbors and beyond.
Our purpose has remained constant: to be your partner – dedicated to enriching the health and well-being of every life we touch.
We’ve done this by thoughtfully growing alongside our every-expanding community.
Over the years, with support from you, meeting the evolving needs of those we serve has remained at the forefront, and it is with you, our community, in mind that we continue to evolve to remain your best health partner now, and for years to come.
We are grateful for the ongoing support our community has given EvergreenHealth.
From the beginning, we’ve kept our promise to be responsible stewards of our community’s resources.
On behalf of our more than 4,000 employees, 1,500 physicians and hundreds of volunteers, we thank you for the continued opportunity to demonstrate our stewardship of your resources as we care for you and your family.
When Blake Albertsen discovered he was living with a rare tumor in the center of his spinal cord that could leave him paralyzed, he had no idea that the decisions by voters 14 years ago could have such an impact on his life.
Those voters approved EvergreenHealth's last bond measure, which paved the way for facility expansions that made caring for conditions like Blake's possible.
"I knew I was in the best place for care," Blake says.
Today, thanks to the team at the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute, Blake is healthy and on his way to a full recovery as an active dad and husband because of the community's decision to invest in EvergreenHealth.
For the third year in a row, EvergreenHealth has been named as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care.
The distinction places EvergreenHealth in the top two percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.
This is the third consecutive year for this award.
As the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, Healthgrades measured clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across many of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures to determine the recipients of its 2019 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.