Everett Clinic was founded when four local physicians partnered together following World War I. Atthe time, the city of Everett was thriving. Lumber was a huge industry and many migrated to the city looking for jobs in the mills. When the Great Depression hit a few years later, the clinic survived because they provided medical care to mill employees. The four founders, Drs. Samuel Caldbick, Harry Secoy, Arthur Gunderson, and Leo Trask, created a healthcare organization that continues to serve patients in the Everett and larger Snohomish County communities.
Today’s Everett Clinic
As time went on, the organization gradually grew. Each new location meant that more providers and medical specialties were added into the organization. Today’s Everett Clinic has 28 locations serving Snohomish County communities. There are primary care services offered for patients of all ages. Specialty care services include physical therapy, pain care, surgery, obstetrics, and many more.
In 2016, the organization passed two milestones. It opened its first clinic outside of Snohomish County—in Shoreline. Second, the Everett Clinic merged with DaVita Healthcare Partners, a Fortune 500 company that shares similar core values.
The Everett Clinic provides value to their patients by prioritizing service, quality, and cost. Simply, this means that the organization recognizes that patients need treatment plans that meet their personal goals. Throughout the organization, Everett Clinic providers provide high-quality care while also working with patients to determine the best care plan for the individual.
The organizational values translate to how the organization cares for their employees. The Everett Clinic provides medical, dental, and vision insurance to eligible employees. There is also paid time off, disability insurance, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k) plans and more. The organization shares similar goals with its new partner after their 2016 merger. DaVita Healthcare Partners has the core values of service, integrity, team, continuous improvement, accountability, fulfillment and fun. In 2011 the Everett Clinic was recognized nationally as one of the best places to work. In 2013, it was named as the fifth largest private employer in Snohomish County.
The Everett Clinic has provided important medical care to Snohomish County residents since 1924. Although the scope of the organization’s offerings has expanded, it is still driven by the same values that its four founders held. Provide high-quality care to patients that helps the patient reach their personal health goals. With 28 clinic locations sprinkled throughout Snohomish County, the Everett Clinic is an important part of the healthcare landscape in western Washington.
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