U.S. News & World Report recognizes EvergreenHealth one of the best hospitals in Washington state in the 2019-20 edition of its "Best Regional Hospitals" rankings.
EvergreenHealth was ranked #3 in the Seattle metropolitan area and #3 overall in the state.
In addition, U.S. News recognized EvergreenHealth for high performance in eight specialty areas, placing it in the top 10% of hospitals in patient outcomes. Those specialty areas include:
U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
U.S. News based its rankings on evaluations of each hospital's performance using key metrics such as patient safety scores, mortality rates and other data-driven outcomes. Physician surveys within 12 specialties are also factored into hospital scores, with surveyed physicians asked to name up to five hospitals they consider the best for difficult cases in their specialty.
To be ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients.