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Published on February 12, 2019

EvergreenHealth Named Among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Three Years

Kirkland, Wash. – 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.

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™.

“Together, our physicians, staff and volunteers continually strive for excellence in our aim to provide the highest-quality, safe, compassionate care and service to every patient and family who entrusts us with their health care. We are honored to once again be named among this elite group of best hospitals in the nation, as it offers a reflection of our system-wide commitment to fulfill our mission to advance the health of our community,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Amy Beiter, MD.

EvergreenHealth is among five Washington hospitals to be recognized as one of Healthgrades’ 100 Best this year. Beyond this award, Healthgrades has also recognized EvergreenHealth as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence nine times in the past decade, and it ranks among the top 15 percent in the U.S. for exemplary patient care and service.

“The Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award reflects the excellent care and commitment to quality from health care professionals throughout recipient hospitals,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Clinical outcomes can vary significantly from one hospital to another, and with this recognition, consumers can identify the best hospitals for their needs.”

From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome.

During that same period, if all hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of those achieving the Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, 172,950 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated for community-acquired pneumonia in hospitals achieving the award have, on average, a 35.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

To learn more about how Healthgrades determines America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award recipients, please visit www.healthgrades.com/quality.

For more information about EvergreenHealth’s commitment to providing high-quality, safe and exceptional care and service to its community now and in the future, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.

About EvergreenHealth

EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system serving nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties with a breadth of services and programs that are among the most comprehensive in the region. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland and a 72-bed hospital, EvergreenHealth Monroe, which is an accredited, full-service public hospital district established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. The system also includes a network of 12 primary care practices, six urgent care centers, more than two dozen specialty care practices, extensive home care and hospice services, and 24/7 emergency care from its Kirkland, Monroe and Redmond locations.

EvergreenHealth remains committed to its purpose to enrich the health and well-being of the community by providing clinical excellence in more than 80 specialties and through extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.

The health system is consistently named as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals and it is one of only 407 hospitals nationwide to hold a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS).

Learn more at www.evergreenhealth.com.


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EvergreenHealth
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EvergreenHealth
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