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Chefs’ Dinner Raises $368,000 to Benefit Bailey-Boushay House Programs and Services
   Walter Pisano from Tulio Ristorante

Walter Pisano from Tulio Ristorante was a featured chef at the Bailey-Boushay House fundraiser.

Photo credit: Christopher Nelson Photography

SEATTLE – (Feb. 2, 2017) — A total of 275 people attended the 25th annual Chefs’ Dinner Jan. 29, raising $368,000 to help Bailey-Boushay House provide end-of-life and recuperative care for individuals with AIDS, cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other acute illnesses.

“We are honored to have such extraordinary friends who give so generously of their time, enthusiasm and support to make a difference for the clients at Bailey-Boushay House,” said Jeanne Jachim, president, Virginia Mason Foundation.

Chefs from 12 Seattle-area restaurants donated their culinary talents for the dinner-and-auction fundraiser, including Walter Pisano of Tulio Ristorante; Jim Drohman of Le Pichet; and Robb Kirby of the Purple Cafe & Wine Bar. Hosts for the event, held at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, were Columbia Hospitality (represented by John Oppenheimer) and Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group (represented by Ryan Oftebro).

Bailey-Boushay House, a part of Virginia Mason Health System, is the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Its services have expanded over the years to also include chronic pain management and to serve individuals with mental illness, drug addiction and homelessness.

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 470 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 United States 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

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Media Relations Manager
Virginia Mason Health System
(206) 341-1509
gale.robinette@VirginiaMason.org