Monday, August 7, 2017

EvergreenHealth Opens Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute

Two new floors in the DeYoung Pavilion provide comprehensive musculoskeletal services

Kirkland, Wash. — EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute on the health system’s Kirkland campus. The Institute spans four levels of EvergreenHealth’s DeYoung Pavilion and includes two newly constructed floors to house the system’s musculoskeletal and orthopedics practices, providing patients with the convenience of complementary services in one location.

The two new floors on levels four and five of the DeYoung Pavilion combine innovative design and technology to enhance patient care, while also accommodating the integration of EvergreenHealth’s musculoskeletal and orthopedics services. Now, from a single location, patients receive in-clinic evaluation and diagnostic care, imaging, minimally invasive procedures, surgical consultation and rehabilitation within orthopedics, spine surgery, physiatry, podiatry, neurosurgery and pain management.

The new floors join EvergreenHealth’s neurological care practices located on the third floor, along with a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation services center on the second floor.

Offering comprehensive neuroscience, spine and orthopedic services under one roof further helps us to meet the growing needs of our community,” said Bob Malte, CEO of EvergreenHealth. “As we continue celebrating 45 years of serving Eastside residents, the opening of these two new floors reinforces our ongoing commitment to advancing the health of all patients through high quality, multidisciplinary care.”

The newly built-out floors are part of EvergreenHealth’s 10-year Master Facility Plan approved by the organization’s Board of Commissioners in July 2015 to promote growth that enables EvergreenHealth to meet the community’s evolving health care needs. When the DeYoung Pavilion opened on the Kirkland campus in 2009, it reserved its top two levels as shelled space, allowing the health system to later develop the floors in response to increased demand and community growth.

The two new floors in the Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute feature 51 exam rooms, two imaging centers, three procedural rooms and six pre- and post- procedure rooms. The spaces were thoughtfully designed to promote healing while providing ease of access for patients of all abilities, and offers continuity between services. For example, for patients receiving procedures, the overall flow from admission to discharge moves in a forward direction, with no need for backtracking. Tablets allowing for electronic patient self-check-in make the entire process more user-friendly for patients and efficient for staff members.

“This new development is the result of many years of thoughtful and innovative planning, as part of our mission to expand EvergreenHealth’s musculoskeletal service offerings,” said Yung Lee, DO, medical director of EvergreenHealth’s Sport & Spine Care practice. “Our team is proud to continue the journey towards a more integrated model of care that best meets the needs of our patients.”

Construction and development of the new unit was made possible by generous donations from Mike and Mary Kay Hallman, The Schultz Family Foundation, and Tom and Connie Walsh.

EvergreenHealth recently celebrated other expansion efforts across the health system, including the opening of a new urgent care center in Mill Creek, and two new inpatient floors in the Silver tower on the Kirkland campus.

For more information on the Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute and to watch a virtual tour of the space, visit and
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 2016, EvergreenHealth achieved its eighth designation in the last nine years (2009-2012, and 2014-2017) as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades®, and in 2017 it was named one of Healthgrades 2017 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

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