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Published on November 02, 2020

EvergreenHealth Voted “Best Medical Center” in Annual “Best of Kirkland” Awards

The health system was recognized by readers of Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland, Wash.— EvergreenHealth was recently named the “Best Medical Center” by the Kirkland Reporter in the publication’s annual Best of Kirkland Awards. Readers from around the region voted in a variety of categories to celebrate their favorite Kirkland-based organizations in 2020.

Kirkland Reporter asked readers to vote for the best of the best in Kirkland across 50 categories including restaurants, health care, retail and more. Thousands of readers voted in this year’s awards to support the organizations that make Kirkland, Washington, a great place to live, work and play.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support our community has generously shown us over the past 48 years, which has been especially appreciated over the past several months,” said Jeff Tomlin, MD, EvergreenHealth CEO. “As our mission guides us in providing high-quality, safe care to our patients and families, it is a privilege and an honor to care for those we serve every day and we are humbled to be recognized with this honor.”

Voting for this year’s Best of Kirkland Awards kicked off in March but was paused in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When voting reopened, Kirkland community members overwhelmingly responded with their votes to continue showing their support for the business and organizations they love.

In addition to being named “Best Medical Center” by Kirkland Reporter and many other awards, EvergreenHealth has also been recognized as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals in 2020 by Healthgrades, and was also named among the top hospitals in Washington state by U.S. News and World Report. To learn more, visit

For more information on the Kirkland Reporter’s Best in Kirkland awards.

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).

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