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Rebecca Partridge, MD
Rebecca Partridge, MD, leads the pediatric Down syndrome program at Virginia Mason Issaquah Medical Center.

SEATTLE – (April 4, 2018) – Virginia Mason is hosting special forums this month to encourage a public discussion about Down syndrome and the availability of health and community services for adults with the genetic disorder.

The events will be held at:

  • Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m., Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center, 33501 First Way S.
  • Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center, 2671 NE 46th St., Seattle
  • Monday, April 30, 5 p.m., Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center, 19116 33rd Ave. W., Lynnwood

The free events are open to everyone, including adults with Down syndrome; relatives of individuals with the condition; and people who support development of a Down syndrome clinical program for adults in the region. An estimated 200,000 people are diagnosed with Down syndrome annually in the United States.

Virginia Mason has Washington state's only pediatric Down syndrome program at its Issaquah medical center, 100 NE Gilman Blvd.

For more information about the upcoming forums, call (425) 557-8000 or email

About Virginia Mason Health System
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. In the Puget Sound region, the system includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; outpatient medical facilities and services in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Edmonds, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others from around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management methodology for continually improving quality, safety and efficiency.

Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950.

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Media Relations Manager
Virginia Mason Health System
(206) 341-1509

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