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Virginia Mason’s highest priority is the safety of our patients. It is important for our patients and their families to have reassurance about the high quality of care they’ve come to expect of Virginia Mason. Therefore, we are providing the results of a recent Washington State Department of Health (DOH) investigation to the public.

The DOH released a report concluding an investigation that has confirmed no deficiencies in the care provided at Virginia Mason. The report responded to allegations made in an anonymous letter that was heavily covered by the media. The DOH finding is consistent with the facts presented by Virginia Mason. It is important to report that appropriate care was delivered in this emergency situation and that the DOH summary of events accurately describes this care delivery.

The report indicates that the hospital was not found out of compliance with either state hospital regulations or Medicare regulations.

The safety of our patients is foremost in our approach to patient care. We continue to strive for perfection in our care and will continue to review and change our policies and procedures to guarantee patient safety.
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