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|Virginia Mason Names Andrew Ross, MD, Medical Director for Strategic Growth|
SEATTLE – (Dec. 28, 2016) – Andrew Ross, MD, has been appointed to the new position of medical director for strategic growth at Virginia Mason.
In this executive role, he will work closely with Kerry Shannon, senior vice president, Strategy and Business Development, and others on the senior leadership team to support the organization’s focus on growth and business development.
Dr. Ross, who joined the Virginia Mason medical staff in 2007, will also continue to serve as section head, Gastroenterology, and director of the Virginia Mason Digestive Disease Institute Therapeutic Endoscopy Center of Excellence. A nationally recognized expert on therapeutic endoscopy and clinical procedure safety, Dr. Ross received a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Washington.
As part of its emphasis on growth, Virginia Mason is developing a strategic affiliation and clinical partnership with Tacoma-based CHI Franciscan Health System. Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital became part of the Virginia Mason Health System in January 2016. Virginia Mason also expanded access to outpatient services this year by opening an urgent-care clinic in Seattle’s University Village shopping center.
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; 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: VirginiaMason.org
Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in Central Washington since 1950. Memorial online: YakimaMemorial.org