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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – (Feb. 17, 2016) – Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center will present a free seminar and discussion about end-of-life planning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 100 Ravine Lane, Suite 210.

The two-hour event, titled “Your Life, Your Choices: A Conversation About End-of-Life Planning,” will focus on communicating what is important to the individual; understanding what to discuss in advance; and identifying resources to guide the process. Facilitators will also help individuals better understand when and what to share with their health care providers and loved ones. Light refreshments will be served.

Learn more or register today by calling Kimberly Garber, RN-BC, (206) 341-0396, or e-mailing Admission is free.

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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