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Physician and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System Can Speak to the Media About the Latest Trends in Healthcare

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Sarah Patterson Named Executive Director of Virginia Mason Institute

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SEATTLE – (Jan. 10, 2018) – Sarah Patterson has been named executive director of the Virginia Mason Institute, which provides education and training for health care professionals and others in the organization’s innovative management methodology, the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS).

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Virginia Mason Among First in Nation to Begin New Cancer Therapy

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SEATTLE – (Dec. 18, 2017) –Virginia Mason has become the first health system in Washington state to begin a new therapy that targets neuroendocrine tumors, an uncommon cancer that affects the intestines, pancreas, lungs and other parts of the body.

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Edmonds Family Medicine Plans to Become Part of Virginia Mason

Virginia Mason announced today Edmonds Family Medicine, the largest family practice group serving north King and south Snohomish counties, plans to become part of the Virginia Mason Health System early next year.

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Virginia Mason Earns Highest Mark for Safety in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Program

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Virginia Mason is the only medical center in Washington state –and one of the few in the nation – to have consistently received an A for safety in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade since the program began in 2012.

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Healthgrades Names Virginia Mason Among Best in Nation for Cardiac Care, Five Other Specialties

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Virginia Mason Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades today as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for cardiac care, coronary intervention, pulmonary care, general surgery, gastrointestinal care and critical care.

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Virginia Mason Celebrates Team Creativity at Innovation Expo Oct. 18

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At Virginia Mason Medical Center, all team members are encouraged to use resources of the organization’s management system to develop, test and implement creative solutions to real and potential barriers. The best ideas will be celebrated at the annual Innovation Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 18, on the medical center’s main campus.

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‘Therapy Car’ Invented at Virginia Mason Now Available to Therapists Everywhere

The therapy car invented at virginia mason to help orthopedic surgery patients practice the physical motions needed to get in and out of a real vehicle without falling is now licensed for commercial production and distribution to physical and occupational therapists anywhere in the world.

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Virginia Mason Installs Medication Disposal Boxes in Pharmacies

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Two special drop boxes in which unwanted and expired medications can be safely discarded by the public are now located in the pharmacies at Buck Pavilion and Lindeman Pavilion on the Virginia Mason campus in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood.

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Virginia Mason Receives Straight A’s for Patient Safety

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The Leapfrog Group, a leading national nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, today announced that Virginia Mason has once again received an “A” for patient safety in the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.







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