Chief Administrative Officer
EvergreenHealth Monroe continues to develop alongside our community, offering high quality care to patients and families right in their own neighborhood.
A Healthier Community is Born Here initiative will further our hospital’s dedication to continue to provide high quality care where our patients live, work and thrive, and to serve our community’s families as comprehensively as possible.
Together, we’ve made significant strides at your community hospital to serve your family and neighbors with the services and care that they need.
Now, our focus is on renewing our commitment to being a place where good health is born, literally, as we seek to deliver babies once again in a dedicated OB maternity unit at EvergreenHealth Monroe with support from the community in the form of a levy lift.
In addition to service expansion for expecting families, A Healthier Community Is Born Here levy lift initiative encompasses a new electronic medical record (EMR) system.
This new system will allow our providers and patients to access health records through one comprehensive interface.
This improves patient safety, quality of care and experience by providing patients with access to their own health record portal and enhancing collaboration between providers.
Lastly, the community’s support of a levy lift will enable EvergreenHealth Monroe to offer enhanced emergency services as the first hospital in the Puget Sound to offer compressed sensing MRI.
A new CT scanner and other new emergency care equipment will further position the hospital to provide even better care for trauma patients as the only emergency department serving the greater Sky Valley.
EvergreenHealth Monroe seeks to be your comprehensive community-based model of hospital care—to celebrate the welcoming of new life here and support the health care needs of our residents through all stage of life from birth and beyond.
This levy lift furthers our vision to do so.
Here, we invite you to learn more about this important community initiative and welcome your questions.
EvergreenHealth Monroe is seeking community support to pass a levy lift in April 2019, providing an annual increase of approximately $4 million dollars in tax funding which would go into effect in 2020.
If approved, community support through levy lift funding will be distributed to three major projects to address the health and safety needs of our community.
1. Reinstate an obstetrics unit for level 1 low-risk pregnancy patients at EvergreenHealth Monroe - $3 million, viable completion by 2021.
Infrastructure and technology needs to open an Obstetrics unit include:
Additional staffing/employment opportunities:
2. Transition EvergreenHealth Monroe electronic medical record (EMR) systems to Cerner and establish patient portal access - $6 million up-front, $1 million annual. Viable completion beginning in 2019 and completed across the full system by end of 2020.
3. Emergency services upgrades with state of the art equipment to support future accreditation for a heightened level of trauma certification as the only emergency center serving the Sky Valley (level III, currently level IV); and enhanced patient experience.
~ Compressed sense is the first machine of its kind in the Puget Sound which offers patients with claustrophobia a better environment for care
To learn more about each of these projects, the important benefits to our community and what this means to tax payers in our district, visit our FAQ’s.