Upon collaboration, the companies will remain as separate entities but will jointly exchange their medical services to develop new treatments and technologies.

Both organizations are planning to work on primary, secondary and tertiary heart cardiac services to provide Eastside patients with highest quality cardiology care.

In the Puget Sound region, Evergreen has a strong reputation for home care and hospice services.

Virginia Mason and Evergreen will create further alignment in patient care and throughout the home care services continuum.

Both companies are going to sign a letter of agreement in mid-November.