Level III Trauma Center

EvergreenHealth's Emergency Room in Kirkland has been designed a Level III Trauma Center by the Washington State Department of Health.

Washington state established a five level trauma system in 1995, using designations established by the American College of Surgeons. The higher the level (Level I being the highest), the more highly trained the staff is and the more advanced the facility.

As a Level III Trauma Center, EvergreenHealth's Emergency Room meets the state's criteria for high level of 24-hour trauma emergency, operative and critical care services. It provides prompt assessment, resuscitation, emergency surgery and stabilization of trauma victims.

EvergreenHealth's Emergency Room includes:

  • 38 treatments rooms, including 4 large trauma and resuscitation rooms close to the emergency entrance
  • state-of-the-art digital imaging available right in the ED
  • a trauma team (emergency physicians and nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists and imaging technicians, among many others) is always standing by and ready to go
  • operating rooms with the latest technology are available 24 hours a day

The goal is to provide quality care for a patient from the scene of their injury through their treatment and rehabilitation.