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EvergreenHealth Monroe Welcomes Internal Medicine Hospitalist Dr. MacCausland - Archived
Date
12/14/2017
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Monroe, Wash. – EvergreenHealth Monroe is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher MacCausland to its team of hospitalist physicians. The specialist brings extensive clinical experience in internal medicine and quality patient care services to the Sky Valley community.

Dr. MacCausland joins EvergreenHealth Monroe hospitalists Dr. Midori Larrabee, Dr. Emmanuel Yruma and Dr. Liang Du, who together coordinate with specialists to provide general medical care for hospitalized patients, helping to guide them and their families throughout treatment.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. MacCausland to our talented team of providers,” said EvergreenHealth Monroe Chief Administrative Officer Renee Jensen. “Hospitalists play an incredibly important role in the care of patients at EvergreenHealth Monroe, providing care and serving as the contact between specialists, community-based providers, families and of course, our patients. We look forward to Dr. MacCausland’s contributions to this important service.”

Dr. MacCausland is an internal medicine specialist with clinical training in the complexities of acute and chronic illness, with a focus on identifying effective diagnosis and treatment methods for hospitalized patients. Prior to joining EvergreenHealth, Dr. MacCausland practiced at Providence Centralia Hospital, treating and diagnosing an extensive range of diseases and illnesses in adult patients.

Dr. MacCausland’s experience will be complemented by his fellow hospitalists, Drs. Larrabee, Du and Yruma, each of whom bring a wide array of clinical expertise and a patient-centered perspective to their roles at EvergreenHealth Monroe.

Dr. Larrabee was formerly hospitalist medical director at Valley General Hospital, prior to its affiliation with EvergreenHealth. She returned to EvergreenHealth Monroe in 2016 after serving as a hospitalist at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue. Dr. Larrabee uses her clinical expertise to manage and treat patients with a range of diseases and to help guide, educate and reassure patients and their families throughout their time at the hospital.

Dr. Yruma brings more than 20 years of experience working in various clinical settings, including primary care, urgent care and inpatient care. The Monroe-based hospitalist has practiced internal medicine at Cascade Valley Hospital and Swedish Edmonds, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to care, collaborating with doctors, nurses and ancillary staff to best serve patient needs.

Dr. Du began his medical career in cardiovascular surgery at the Shandong Provincial Hospital in Eastern China before moving to Seattle to focus on cardiovascular research at the University of Washington. After six years in clinical research, Dr. Du shifted his medical discipline, pursuing an internal medicine residency at Richmond University Medical Center in New York City. After completing his residency, Dr. Du has returned to the Pacific Northwest to serve as an internal medicine hospitalist.

To learn more about EvergreenHealth Monroe’s team of hospitalists, visit www.evergreenhealthmonroe.com/hospitalists-evergreenhealth-monroe.

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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 www.evergreenhealth.com.

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