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Virginia Mason Experts Assess Breath Test to Detect Esophageal Cancer

Research is beginning at Virginia Mason Medical Center that will evaluate the accuracy of a breath test for detecting esophageal cancer, one of the fastest growing and deadliest cancers in the United States.
17-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Mason Receives 15th Straight ‘A’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Virginia Mason Medical Center has earned its 15th straight “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, the national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety.
15-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia Mason Receives Outstanding Patient Experience Award for Seventh Straight Year

Virginia Mason announced today it has received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades for the seventh consecutive year.
14-May-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Mason Named A Leapfrog Top Hospital For 13th Straight Year

Virginia Mason and Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD, will both be honored today at The Leapfrog Group’s annual Top Hospitals Awards Dinner and Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
4-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Mason Receives 14th Straight ‘A’ for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Virginia Mason has earned its 14th straight “A” for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, the national health care improvement advocacy organization that today announced its safety grades for more than 2,600 hospitals across the United States.
8-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Mason Medical Center Honored As ‘Most Wired’ For Seventh Straight Year

Virginia Mason Medical Center has received the 2018 Most Wired award, which goes to hospitals and health systems across the nation that are on the forefront of using foundational and new information technology (IT) to improve the delivery of care.
2-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Mason Study Examines Whether Public Sharing Of Patient Satisfaction Data Results In Inappropriate, Unnecessary Medical Services

A two-year study at Virginia Mason concludes that concerns among some in health care that publicly reporting patients’ satisfaction data and their physician ratings can result in inappropriate or unnecessary care may be unjustified.
25-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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David Coy, MD, PhD, Promoted To Chief of Radiology

David Coy, MD, PhD, has been named chief of radiology at Virginia Mason to succeed Lucy Glenn, MD, who recently retired.
17-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

12-Jan-2018 10:45 AM EST

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Virginia Mason Study Shows Team Method Prevents Overuse of Spinal Fusion Surgery

Patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative spine disease are more likely to receive the right care when a team of experts representing multiple medical specialties collaborate in reviewing the patient’s needs and determining the best treatment...
22-Feb-2017 3:00 AM EST

Virginia Mason Institute Marks Fifth Year of Teaching Lean Techniques to Transform Health Care

The Virginia Mason Institute, established in response to the number of requests for Virginia Mason Medical Center to share its success in applying lean principles to improve health care, is commemorating its fifth anniversary this year.
1-Aug-2013 8:00 AM EDT

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Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. It employs more than 5,600 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 physicians; satellite locations throughout the Puget Sound region; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of individuals with HIV/AIDS. The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to eliminate waste from health care delivery, improve quality and patient safety, and to lower cost.



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