EvergreenHealth Named as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals - Archived

The health system receives national distinction for second year in a row

Kirkland, Wash. – Today, Healthgrades named EvergreenHealth to its 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ list, recognizing the Kirkland-based health system’s high-quality, patient-centered care for the second consecutive year. The distinction places EvergreenHealth among an elite group of hospitals nationwide, which represent the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals, recognized for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care.

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, selected recipients of the 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award based on outstanding performance in clinical outcomes for patients in the Medicare population across many of the most common inpatient conditions and procedures during the 2018 study period (2014-2016).

“A national distinction like this 100 Best award is a reflection of our system-wide commitment to absolutely safety, quality care and an exceptional patient experience, delivered each day by every EvergreenHealth provider, staff member and volunteer,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “Our collective commitment to continually fulfilling our mission to advance the health of our community with high-quality and cost-effective care helps us achieve the best clinical outcomes for our patients.”

EvergreenHealth is one of only six hospitals in Washington to earn the 100 Best distinction this year. The accolade joins numerous other national achievements recognizing EvergreenHealth for quality care over the past year, including:

  • Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the ninth time in 10 years
  • Truven Health AnalyticsTM Top 100 Hospital award for “Large Community Hospitals,” two years in a row
  • 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), one of only 337 in the country
  • Leapfrog “A” Hospital Safety Grade
  • recognition as one of “100 Great Community Hospitals” by Becker’s Hospital Review
  • and a renewed designation as a Baby-Friendly hospital

From 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals achieving Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 22.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome.

During this same period, if all other hospitals, as a group, performed at the level of America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award recipients, an average of 162,284 lives could potentially have been saved. For example, patients treated at a hospital that has achieved the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award had, on average, a 9.1 percent lower risk of dying during their hospital stays for heart failure than if treated at a hospital 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 quality and safety and exceptional care, visit https://www.evergreenhealth.com/quality.


About Healthgrades
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, nearly one million people a day use the Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians based on the most important measures when selecting a healthcare provider: experience, hospital quality and patient satisfaction. For more information about Healthgrades, visit www.healthgrades.com or download the Healthgrades iPhone app.

About EvergreenHealth
EvergreenHealth is an integrated health care system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical excellence in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care and home care and hospice services. Formed as a public hospital district in 1972, EvergreenHealth includes a 318-bed acute care medical center in Kirkland, a network of 12 primary care practices, two urgent care centers, over two dozen specialty care practices and 24/7 emergency care at its Kirkland, Monroe, and Redmond campuses. In 2015, the system expanded to include EvergreenHealth Monroe – an accredited, full-service 74-bed public hospital district, established in 1960 in Monroe, Washington. EvergreenHealth has clinical and strategic partnerships with several health care entities, including Overlake Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and dozens of independent practices that are part of the clinically integrated Eastside Health Network and the Puget Sound High Value Network. In addition to clinical care, EvergreenHealth offers extensive community health outreach and education programs, anchored by the 24/7 EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline.

In 2017, EvergreenHealth achieved its ninth designation in the last 10 years (2009-2012, and 2014-2018) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, and it was again named one of Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals placing it among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide, based on its outstanding clinical performance. EvergreenHealth was also named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics™ in the “Large Community Hospitals” category for outstanding achievements in patient care, operational efficiency and financial strength, two years in a row. For more information, visit www.evergreenhealth.com.


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