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SEATTLE – (Feb. 9, 2015) — Puget Sound business leaders Mary McWilliams and Carolyn Corvi have joined the Virginia Mason Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

McWilliams is former executive director of the Washington Health Alliance, a collaborative of medical service providers, insurance companies and health care purchasers working to reduce the misuse, overuse and underuse of health care services. She is also the former president and CEO of Regence BlueShield and, prior to joining Regence, she was founding president and CEO of PacifiCare of Washington. McWilliams received a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado.

Corvi is the former vice president and general manager of airplane programs for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. She retired from Boeing in 2009, concluding a 34-year career during which she held leadership positions in program management, manufacturing, quality assurance, propulsion, and aircraft systems. She is a co-founder of the Northwest Children’s Fund and serves as a trustee for the Museum of Flight and The Seattle Foundation. Corvi received a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Virginia Mason
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. Virginia Mason employs 6,000 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 physicians; regional medical centers throughout the Puget Sound area; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for its breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to health care delivery to eliminate waste, lower cost, and improve quality and patient safety.

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Gale Robinette
Virginia Mason Media Relations
(206) 341-1509

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