Virginia Mason Centennial

picture.jpgWe didn’t get to 100 without you. Over the last century, our focus has always been on people. Here’s to 100 years of approaching health care in a revolutionary way. Never wavering. Always innovating and evolving. Here’s to caring about patients first. Here’s to teamwork. And here’s to a steadfast commitment to create the perfect patient experience. Here’s to our millions of patients over the years, and here’s to our local, national and global communities that turn to Virginia Mason for its care, research and expertise. We couldn’t have grown from a handful of exceptional doctors changing the concept of a medical practice to the world-renowned health system we are today without having trusted and skilled physicians and nurses, dedicated researchers and team members, remarkable patients, and innovative thinkers. Here’s to getting us to the first 100 years. Here’s to the next 100. Here’s to you, Virginia Mason, Celebrating 100 years of health care innovation.

Virginia Mason Health System: 100 Years

Founded Nov. 1, 1920, Virginia Mason has grown over the last 100 years from a multi-specialty group practice to a two-hospital, nonprofit health system caring for patients in the Greater Puget Sound, central Washington's Yakima Valley and throughout the Northwest. Today, the health system includes:

  • Physicians - Virginia Mason Medical Center includes a multispecialty group practice of more than 500 physicians employed by the organization, offering primary care and a broad range of specialty care.
     
  • Hospitals - Virginia Mason operates an acute care hospital in Seattle, licensed for 336 beds, which includes one of the region's busiest emergency departments, and a 226-bed hospital in Yakima, Wash.
     
  • Clinics - The health system includes a network of clinics in the central Puget Sound region and the Yakima area.
     
  • Research - Scientists at Benaroya Research Institute seek new treatments for autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and lupus.
     
  • AIDS Care - Bailey-Boushay House serves patients with HIV/AIDS and those who need end-of-life care for cancer, Huntington’s disease, ALS and other conditions.
      
  • Philanthropy - Virginia Mason Foundation is the fund-raising division of the health system and operates with a volunteer board of directors.
     
  • Transforming Health Care - Virginia Mason Institute provides education, training and executive coaching in the Virginia Mason management method — the Virginia Mason Production System — to other organizations and health care providers.
     
  • Collaboration - Virginia Mason works cooperatively with other health care organizations in the region and has a clinical partnership and strategic affiliation with CHI Franciscan Health.

For more information about Virginia Mason, view our Fast Facts.