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Elizabeth Alley, MD
Elizabeth Alley, MD
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Department
Anesthesiology

Clinics, Maps and Directions
Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center

Phone(s)

Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-6600
Federal Way Medical Center  (253) 838-2400

Specialty
Anesthesiology

Board Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiologists

Joined Virginia Mason - July 2007

Special Interest(s)
Dr. Alley's special interests include ambulatory anesthesia, regional anesthesia and anesthesia for wound care.

Education
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Carbondale, Ill., 1998

Residency
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, 2002

Personal Information
Outside of her practice, Dr. Alley enjoys knitting and hiking and traveling with her family.

On Patients
"I enjoy caring for patients from the time surgery is scheduled until after they are home recovering from surgery. At the Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC), I am able to get to know our patients and their families. I can offer continuity of care as patients return to the OSC for their care over the years."

On Specialty
"Ambulatory anesthesia allows patients to get superb care at our Outpatient Surgery Center, while being able to go home and sleep in their own bed. Using regional anesthesia techniques to decrease discomfort, patients have a quicker recovery."

On Virginia Mason
"Using the Virginia Mason Production System allows me to go above and beyond to provide outstanding care for all my patients. There is no other place to practice!"

Professional Activities and Awards

Medical Director, Outpatient Surgery Center at Virginia Mason Federal Way

Virginia Mason Production System Certification Training in progress.

Led Rapid Process Improvement Workshop for Improving Flow at Virginia Mason Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC) Federal Way. This workshop improved patient and staff satisfaction at the OSC front desk as the volume of patients at the OSC doubled. (2012)

Created, tested and implemented an online patient review form and process for VM Lynnwood's Outpatient Surgery Center. This included training pre-anesthesia nurses and creating standard processes. (2012)

Led Rapid Process Improvement Workshop to create a standard process for Wound Care Clinic in Outpatient Surgery Center in Federal Way. This included creating online documentation and billing, patient information and assuring defect free processes. (2012)

Lead a Kaizen event to standardize regional anesthesia process in Federal Way Outpatient surgery center. Standardized regional anesthesia cart, created standard process for regional anesthesia including continuous infusions. (2011)

Completed Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) for Leader Training (2012)

Created, tested and implemented online patient review form and process for Federal Way Outpatient Surgery Center. This included training of pre-anesthesia nurses and creating standard processes. (2011)

Simulation training and checklists for Malignant Hyperthermia. Developed simulation study for residency program (2011)