About EvergreenHealth Monroe
Public hospital district
In the early 1960s, residents of east Snohomish County decided the best way to provide hospital services to their growing area was to form a public hospital district, much in the same way a fire district or a school district provides services.
That created Snohomish County Public Hospital District #1 (SCPHD #1), which is governed by five publicly-elected commissioners.
SCPHD #1's first bond issue passed later that year and provided the funds to renovate the existing Valley View Hospital, which was renamed Valley General Hospital.
Valley General Hospital grew along with the community it served. Our patient and family-centered philosophy, combined with our commitment to advancing medical technologies, enabled us to provide our community with exceptional care for whatever life brings.
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With continued growth of the community, SCPHD #1 decided to affiliate with the EvergreenHealth system, a public hospital district based just to the south in northeast King County. As part of the new strategic partnership, our name changed to EvergreenHealth Monroe in March 2015.
The strategic partnership is governed by an Alliance Governance Board, consisting of two Commissioners from EvergreenHealth Monroe, two Commissioners from EvergreenHealth and the CEO of EvergreenHealth.
The publicly-elected SCPHD #1 Board of Commissioners retains responsibility for the public hospital district's health needs.
Working together to enrich the health and well-being of every life we touch.
EvergreenHealth will advance the health of the community it serves through our dedication to high quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective health care.
EvergreenHealth will create an inclusive community health system that is the most trusted source for health care solutions.
Compassion — We care for and about our patients, families and each other
Respect — We respect the beliefs and values of everyone we encounter
Excellence — We strive for excellence in all we do
Collaboration — We work in partnership and believe every voice makes a difference
Accountability — We are accountable to one another and to our community
EvergreenHealth Monroe participates in the DNV accreditation program approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV establishes national standards for hospitals and monitors process improvements through annual surveys. Our participation in this demanding review process is part of our unwavering commitment to the highest standards in patient care. Our current accreditation is valid through Mar. 3, 2023.
The Washington State Department of Health also conducts a multi-day survey every three years as part of EvergreenHealth Monroe's license renewal process. They review the quality of both the clinical services and the facility, and interview staff, patients and their families. Our license currently runs through Dec. 31, 2023.