History

EvergreenHealth's Beginning

Voters approved formation of King County Public Hospital District No. 2 in November 1967. Thirty-five acres of land were purchased near the point where the communities of Kirkland, Bothell and Redmond intersect. The first Board of Commissioners was elected to provide community oversight for the district's operation.

A community contest to name the new hospital resulted in the name "Evergreen." 76-bed Evergreen General Hospital opened its doors on Mar. 9, 1972.

Taxation District

The original boundaries of King County Public Hospital District No. 2's tax district included Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, part of Sammamish and parts of unincorporated northeast King County. In 2000, the city of Duvall voted to annex itself to the EvergreenHealth district.


Our Growth Milestones

1960s

1967: Voters approve creation of King County Public Hospital District No. 2

1967: 35 acres of land purchased for what is now the Kirkland campus

1968: Contest picks the name Evergreen Hospital


1970s

1970:  Groundbreaking for Evergreen Hospital

1972: (Mar. 9) Evergreen General Hospital opens with 76 patient beds


1980s

1982: Hospital's 3rd floor completed

1983: Urgent Care opens in Woodinville

1984: Hospital's 4th floor completed

1986: North wing opens with new ED, critical care and auditorium

1986: Hospital's name changed to Evergreen Hospital Medical Center

1986: Home care services begin


1990s

1991: Evergreen Hospice center opens

1991: EvergreenHealth Foundation formed

1992: East wing (Blue zone) opens, doubling the size of the hospital

1994: Evergreen Professional Center (Coral zone) opens

1995: Hospital's name is changed to Evergreen Community Health Care

1996: EvergreenHealth named the nation's first "Baby-Friendly Hospital" by UNICEF

1996: Family Maternity Center named one of the nation's "10 Best Places to Have a Baby" by Self magazine

1996: 16 primary care physicians join EvergreenHealth, becoming the EvergreenHealth Medical Group


2000s

2000: EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Sammamish opens

2000: Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center opens

2001: EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Duvall opens

2002: EvergreenHealth opens the eastside's first Level III intensive care nursery

2002: Evergreen Surgery & Physicians Pavilion (Tan zone) opens adjacent to the hospital

2003: 4th and 5th floors open in the Blue zone

2005: EvergreenHealth Plaza medical office building opens

2007: New Emergency Department and Patient Tower (Silver zone) open

2008: Mobile coach brings 3D mammography to community locations

2009: DeYoung Pavilion opens adjacent to the hospital

2009: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades


2010s

2010: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2011: New primary and urgent care centers open in Redmond and Woodinville

2011: Emergency Department opens in Redmond

2011: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2012: Evergreen Healthcare is renamed EvergreenHealth

2012: Halvorson Cancer Center opens at EvergreenHealth

2012: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2014: Valley General Hospital joins EvergreenHealth; later renamed EvergreenHealth Monroe

2014: EvergreenHealth joins the Puget Sound High Value Network

2014: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2015: Sky Valley Family Medicine joins EvergreenHealth, becomes EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Sultan

2015: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2016: Community votes to expand the EvergreenHealth Board of Commissioner to seven members

2016: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2016: Named a Best Regional Hospital by US News & World Report

2017: Lakeshore Clinic joins EvergreenHealth, becomes EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Lakeshore

2017: EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center partner to form the Eastside Health Alliance

2017: 4th and 5th floors open in the Silver tower

2017: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2017: Named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades

2017: Opened an Urgent Care center in Mill Creek

2017: Opened an Urgent Care center in Sammamish

2017: Opened an Urgent Care center in Kenmore

2018: Named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by Healthgrades

2018: (coming soon) New Primary Care practice to open in Mill Creek