After a long and successful career in health care, Dr. Jeff Tomlin has announced his retirement effective January 2nd, 2024. We join our EvergreenHealth colleagues and community of patients in sharing our warmest congratulations and heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Tomlin for his years of dedicated care and service.
With more than three decades as a physician and leader at EvergreenHealth, Dr. Tomlin has played a significant role in transforming our once small community hospital into a vital regional health system with national recognition for patient safety and exceptional outcomes.
A former pilot in the Marines and veteran of the Navy Reserve Medical Corps, Dr. Tomlin believes strongly that preparation is one of an organization’s greatest defenses in times of crisis. He led with humility and a deep sense of responsibility, understanding the impact of EvergreenHealth’s role on the frontlines.
His commitment to preparation served us well when EvergreenHealth became the first hospital in the country to respond to a community-wide outbreak of COVID-19. Under Dr. Tomlin’s exceptional leadership and with the unwavering courage and commitment of our entire leadership and staff, EvergreenHealth rose to meet the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19 and became a state-wide and national leader in helping other health systems navigate the pandemic.
In recognition of Dr. Jeff Tomlin’s leadership as CEO of EvergreenHealth and long legacy of service to our community, EvergreenHealth Foundation has established the Dr. Jeff Tomlin Fund for Excellence. This fund will impact future EvergreenHealth initiatives that proactively and innovatively address the greatest health care needs in our community.
Dr. Tomlin’s legacy as a principled and selfless leader will continue to inspire us all as we carry forward the mission of EvergreenHealth.