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SEATTLE – (Feb. 4, 2016) – The 24th annual Chefs’ Dinner to benefit Virginia Mason’s Bailey-Boushay House attracted more than 300 people and raised a record $375,000.

The hors d’oeuvres and four-course dinner for the Jan. 31 event were prepared by 14 celebrated area chefs: Steven Arial of TRACE; Jay Bartleson and Hans Reisinger of Bell Harbor International Conference Center; Christian Chandler of Serafina; Don Curtiss of Volterra; Eric Donnelly of Rock Creek Seafood & Spirits; Harry Mills of Purple Café and Wine Bar; Daniel Molina of Bailey-Boushay House; Mark Schroder of Trove; James Sherrill and Rory McCormick of Single Shot; Jim Drohman and Jack Spiess of Le Pichet & Café Presse; and Gavin Stephenson of The Georgian at The Fairmont Olympic.

At the event, Bailey-Boushay House Executive Director Brian Knowles shared information about the new Housing Stability Program that serves homeless and other at-risk individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

“Your support enables Bailey-Boushay House to be a safety net for individuals who have otherwise fallen through the cracks of other medical and mental health programs,” he said. 

Bailey-Boushay House, which opened in 1992, is the first skilled nursing facility in the United States planned, funded, built and staffed to meet the needs of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The facility also provides care for individuals in advanced stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington’s disease who cannot be cared for in conventional nursing homes.

About Virginia Mason 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 480 physicians; regional medical centers in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; 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, 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 online:

Virginia Mason also includes Yakima-based Memorial Family of Services and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, a 226-bed facility serving the Yakima Valley in Central Washington since 1950. Memorial Family of Services comprises primary care practices and specialty care services, including high quality cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs. Memorial online:

Media Contact: Gale Robinette Media Relations Manager

Virginia Mason Health System (206) 341-1509


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