Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Ranked in Top Five Percent in Nation

For the third consecutive year, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center has been ranked among the nation’s top five percent of hospitals and named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™. The Clinical Excellence award was based on a study of mortality and complication rates by HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company. Nearly 5,000 hospitals were included in the study.

Evergreen Hospital is one of only three hospitals in Washington to receive the HealthGrades’ 2011 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award™.  It is the only Washington hospital to achieve the award the past three consecutive years. Nationally, only 268 non-federal hospitals received this distinction.

“We are proud of this continued recognition and the world class outcomes our   physicians, nurses, technologists and staff achieve,” said Evergreen CEO Bob Malte. “And we are even prouder because of what this means for the health and well-being of our communities. Every day, we recommit ourselves to working together to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch”

HealthGrades reviewed approximately 40 million hospitalization records in its annual study. Complete information is available at www.healthgrades.com. More information about Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Evergreen Healthcare can be found at www.evergreenhospital.org.