Proposition 1 Bond Vote


What You Need to Know About the Proposition 1 Bond

The results of Proposition 1 in the Apr. 23 special election will be certified on May 3, 2019.

On this page, you'll find a detailed explanation of everything covered in Proposition 1 ("EverHealthy"), which is part of EvergreenHealth's 10-year master facility plan.


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The $345 million Proposition 1 includes:

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.

  • Example: a $500,000 house would pay an average of $90 per year.
  • Example:$700,000 home would pay an average of $126 per year.

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...

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...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:

  • A new 31-bed Progressive Care Unit on 5-Silver 
  • A new 31-bed Medical Surgical Unit on 4-Silver
  • The Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute in the DeYoung Pavilion
  • A new primary and urgent care facility in Kenmore
  • A new primary and urgent care facility in Mill Creek

Why is EverHealthy needed?

EvergreenHealth must anticipate and be ready to care for our community. Looking ahead, we see:

  • An estimated 9 percent growth in our community by 2020
  • Increased preference for EvergreenHealth as the community's first choice for health care
  • The need to add new clinical capacity and space to accommodate growth
  • The need to update and retrofit some of the hospital's original buildings to help us continue delivering the safest care and service

What were the benefits of the last bond the community funded for EvergreenHealth?

  • In 2004, voters approved a $120 million bond to fund the construction of the Silver Tower and a new emergency department on the Kirkland campus.
  • In anticipation of the community's future needs and growth, EvergreenHealth constructed a 10-story tower, which included four floors for future use built at 2007 pricing. Two of these floors were completed in 2017 to create new patient care areas in response to the community's growth. A third floor will house the new critical care unit being funded in Proposition 1.

How is EverHealthy funded?

  • EverHealthy will be funded by Proposition 1, which residents of the EvergreenHealth district voted on in the April 23, 2019 special election. The election results were be verified on May 3, 2019.


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Have more questions? 

Read our special issue of the EvergreenHealth Monitor, which focuses on our EverHealthy master facility plan.


Check out our EverHealthy FAQs.


image of Dr. Amy Beiter, CEO of EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, WA.A Note from Amy Beiter, MD

EvergreenHealth CEO

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.


Image of Blake Albertsen and his family.Your Support Helps Your Neighbors

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.


Logo for Healthgrades' America's 100 Best Hospitals award.One of America's 100 Best Hospitals

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™.