EvergreenHealth in Kirkland recognized for outstanding hospital safety and quality care

EvergreenHealth was ranked among the top two hospitals in WA for critical care and pulmonary care.

On May 10 EvergreenHealth in Kirkland was recognized by independent organizations, The Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades, for its outstanding hospital safety and quality care.

The Leapfrog Group, which is a watchdog organization for hospital quality and safety, provided EvergreenHealth with an ‘A’ rating regarding patient safety. Healthgrades also recognized EvergreenHealth as the number one hospital in the state for stroke care, and the highest-ranked hospital located in the Seattle area for pulmonary and critical care.

“Throughout our 50-year history, EvergreenHealth physicians, staff and volunteers have continually held each other to the highest standards for delivering exceptional patient safety, care and service to our patients and families,” said Jeff Tomlin, CEO of EvergreenHealth.

Every spring The Leapfrog Group conducts a review, in which EvergreenHealth has received an “A” rating for seven consecutive years. From approximately 3,000 hospitals that were assessed in the Spring 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades report, 33% earned an ‘A’ grade; 24% earned a ‘B’ grade; 36% earned a ‘C’ grade; 7% earned a ‘D’ grade; and less than 1% received an ‘F’.

EvergreenHealth is one of 17 hospitals in the state to receive an ‘A’ rating this spring, according to the grades report.

“These latest recognitions from The Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades are encouraging reminders of shared commitment to serve our community with high-quality, safe and compassionate care,” said Tomlin. “They demonstrate the excellence that’s possible when we work together toward our purpose to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.”

The Healthgrades State Ranking Analysis for 2022 analyzed 4,500 hospitals nationwide and placed EvergreenHealth among the top two hospitals in the state for critical care and pulmonary care. As a result, EvergreenHealth ranks in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for stroke and pulmonary care, and in the top 10% in the nation for critical care.

“Hospitals receiving a top state ranking have much to be proud of as their deep medical expertise has built a track record of delivering positive outcomes for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD and Chief Medical Officer of Healthgrades. “Patients can feel confident knowing that they have access to top ranked care for Stroke, Pulmonary and Critical Care at EvergreenHealth.”