Recovery from Spine, Back or Neck Surgery

Spine surgery patients recuperate in the EvergreenHealth Spine Care's specially designed unit in EvergreenHealth Medical Center's Silver Tower.

The unit provides the same family-centered care that has long been EvergreenHealth's hallmark with maternity patients.

  • There are no "visiting hours" - your visitors are always welcome
  • Our spacious patient rooms comfortably accommodate guests
  • Free Wi-Fi is available
  • A nutrition center provides snacks and juice for patients, coffee for guests
  • Free parking is available in any of our parking garages; the Silver garage provides direct access to the unit

Our Patient Rooms

Image of an orthopedic patient room at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, WA.

Each private patient room includes:

  • A day bed for an overnight guest
  • Additional seating for visitors
  • Ample storage for patient and family belongings
  • An entertainment center
  • A large, private bathroom that is fully accessible, with showers that easily accommodate wheelchairs
  • Exam room-quality lighting above the bed
  • Hallway windows that allow nurses to see into the room without having to enter and disrupt a sleeping patient
  • Our "pass through" system that enables housekeeping and pharmacy to stock rooms without having to enter them 
  • Our patient lift system to help patients move safely from their beds

Services on the Unit

Everything you need to begin your recovery from spine surgery is conveniently located on the unit, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Social services
  • Pharmacy
  • Case management

Throughout your stay, your registered nurse is always just a call button away. Our nurses carry wireless phones instead of pagers, so when a patient pushes the call button, it will ring directly to your nurse's phone instead of to the nurses station. This enables our nurses to respond more quickly.

Your surgeon is also able to contact your nurse directly, resulting in more timely communication between your care team.


Medication Bar-coding

As part of EvergreenHealth's focus on absolute patient safety, we use bedside medication bar-coding to ensure that you receive the right dosage of the right medication at the right time. Learn more