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Evergreen Named One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
Date:10/21/2011

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evergreen Healthcare today announced that it has received the Stroke Care and Pulmonary Care Excellence Awards for 2012 from HealthGrades, placing it among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for its superior patient outcomes and significantly reduced mortality rates for stroke treatment and pulmonary services.

For the third consecutive year, Evergreen was honored with HealthGrades' Five-Star Rating and ranked as the number one hospital in Washington state in treatment of stroke. It was also awarded a Five-Star Rating and ranked in the top three in the state for overall pulmonary services for a second straight year.

A recent HealthGrades study found that patients who are treated at Five-Star Rated hospitals have a 54 percent lower risk of mortality and a 43 percent lower risk of in-hospital complications compared to the national average.

The study also revealed that if all Medicare patients had been treated in Five-Star hospitals from 2008 to 2010, as many as 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved across the country.

"This report highlights the importance of choosing a healthcare provider that can consistently deliver outstanding clinical care and patient results," said Evergreen Healthcare CEO Bob Malte. "Evergreen strives to provide the pinnacle of excellent, patient-centered clinical care across all of our specialties, and we are very proud of HealthGrades' continued recognition of our stroke and pulmonary programs."

In addition to the awards for stroke and pulmonary care, Evergreen has also received several other HealthGrades Five-Star ratings this year, including:

  • Five-Star Rated and ranked as the number two hospital in Washington for Neurosciences
  • Ranked among the top five hospitals in Washington for Gastrointestinal (GI) Medical Treatment for the sixth consecutive year
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