In 1924, four private practice physicians—Drs. Arthur Gunderson, Harry Secoy, Samuel Caldbick and Leo Trask—joined together to combine their knowledge and resources to benefit their patients. These founding fathers of The Everett Clinic were innovators, acting creatively to improve patient care.
Everett was in the midst of a post-World War I boom. Jobs were plentiful and lumber was king. When mill workers prospered the community and its physicians also thrived. The new clinic survived the Great Depression due to foresight in contracting with local mills to cover workers’ medical care.
“We are an organization with a history of learning, improving and growing in the broadest sense. We have had the ability to look into the future and position ourselves as a healthcare provider that does what is right for each patient. Today, we are continuously working toward new ways to make high quality healthcare more convenient and affordable. We’re confident that the innovative thinking of our people, supported by core values, will propel us into the Clinic’s next century of caring for patients.” — Rick Cooper, CEO, The Everett Clinic.
Now, our team of nearly 500 providers and 1,500 staff offer more than 40 specialty care services to 300,000 patients in greater Snohomish County. We remain locally-owned and operated by our physicians.
Recently, the Clinic made national news for showing leadership on price transparency and posting the cost of some medical services on everettclinic.com. Clinic patients were also happy to see a new online appointment scheduling feature added to MyChart.
Together, we make lives better through health and healing.