EvergreenHealth is pleased to welcome Dr. Joseph Woodward, a leading plastic surgeon in minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery, to the Orthopedic & Sports Care team.
Dr. Woodward brings clinical expertise in plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery to his new position at EvergreenHealth. Along with specializing in minimally invasive hand surgery, Dr. Woodward is an expert in the treatment of compressive neuropathies like carpal tunnel, hand and wrist arthritis, and other related diseases, traumas and injuries.
“Dr. Woodward’s specialized knowledge in reconstructive surgery is an incredible asset to EvergreenHealth’s Orthopedic & Sports Care team,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “We are pleased to have him working alongside our highly experienced orthopedic specialists, providing care and guidance to help patients with acute and chronic conditions in navigating from diagnosis through recovery.”
Dr. Woodward’s care philosophy revolves around partnering with his patients to help guide them in making the best treatment choices for their individual needs, which is especially important in hand surgery, where treatment options can vary. After working together to determine the best health care options, Dr. Woodward is committed to helping patients through every step of the treatment and recovery process.
Dr. Woodward is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, with a sub-certification in surgery of the hand. Prior to joining EvergreenHealth, he spent five years practicing orthopedic care in Eugene, Oregon, before returning to the Puget Sound region, where he grew up.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Woodward completed his general surgery residency at the University of Washington Medical Center, as well. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California San Francisco and an orthopedic hand surgery fellowship at the University of California Irvine.
In his spare time, Dr. Woodward is an avid outdoorsman; he enjoys fishing, snowboarding and golfing. He and his wife spend their free time appreciating fine coffee, traveling and spending time with their twin son and daughter.
EvergreenHealth Orthopedic & Sports Care specializes in diagnosing, treating and repairing acute and chronic conditions through precise diagnosis, with the goal of achieving improved quality of life using a full spectrum of both surgical and non-surgical resources.
To learn more about Dr. Joseph Woodward and EvergreenHealth Orthopedic & Sports Care, visit www.evergreenhealth.com/ortho-sports-medicine.
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, visitwww.evergreenhealth.com.
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