Evergreen Healthcare, Virginia Mason to form partnership

  • Written by Evergreen Healthcare
EvergreenpartnershipIn mid-November, the boards of Evergreen Healthcare and Virginia Mason Medical Center intend to sign a letter of agreement to form a strategic partnership. That partnership will support each organization’s continued independence while providing greater value to the communities they serve.

The agreement will allow the organizations to collaborate to provide patients with the highest quality, cost-effective and innovative healthcare. The relationship is designed to create a broader network of care in the Puget Sound region and to create innovative models of care that provide value to patients and better serve both organizations’ communities. In addition, it will help us each to continue to thrive and grow.

The two have a common vision for health care in their communities, focused on innovation and appropriate care for patients at the best value possible. Initial opportunities for the partnership include:

Heart services: Evergreen and Virginia Mason will partner on primary, secondary and tertiary cardiac services. The organizations are committed to providing coordinated care across the continuum and providing patients the highest quality cardiology care on the Eastside.

Home care and hospice: Evergreen has a strong reputation for home care and hospice services in the Puget Sound region. Evergreen and Virginia Mason will create further alignment across the inpatient care and post-discharge services continuum.

Both are very enthusiastic about this new partnership and the added value it will bring to the care we give to our patients and the community we serve. We will continue to keep you and the rest of the Eastside community informed, and we know you will share in our excitement as this partnership progresses.

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