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Published on June 12, 2020

MEDIA | Puget Sound Business Journal: Surgery in the age of Covid-19: A firsthand look at the safety and wisdom of getting it done

Although EvergreenHealth was spotlighted as America’s epicenter of COVID-19 care, with dozens of senior patients at one point from Life Care Center of Kirkland nursing home, surgeon Kelly Clinch reassured me that the medical center was well equipped for non-COVID-19 patients.

A virtual appointment with him, as well as an in-person examination, gave me confidence to schedule May 12 at 8 a.m. for my procedure. “We treated everybody like they had COVID-19 to minimize transmission. We have not had one case where patients got it from surgery,” Clinch said.

Read the Puget Sound Business Journal story

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.


MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kayse Dahl
EvergreenHealth
425.899.1855
KLDahl@evergreenhealthcare.org

Kristi Herriott
Firmani + Associates Inc.
206.466.2702
kristi@firmani.com

Media Contact

Kayse Dahl
EvergreenHealth
(425) 899-1855
KLDahl@evergreenhealthcare.org