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Laura Peterson
Laura Peterson

SEATTLE — (July 22, 2019) — Laura Peterson, a former executive at The Boeing Co., has joined the Virginia Mason Institute Board of Directors.

She held a series of executive positions during her tenure at Boeing from 1994 to 2016, serving the last four years as vice president, business development for China, the company’s largest commercial market. She served on the executive leadership team of three Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) CEOs, as well as BCA Airplane Production and Supplier Management, BCA Strategy and Boeing International.

She is a director at Air Transport Services Group, Inc., and is completing a year-long program for accomplished leaders at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute.

Peterson has served on nonprofit boards for more than 20 years in executive and director capacities, including the University of Washington Foundation, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle Art Museum, the Trade Development Alliance and Woodland Park Zoo.

She received a master of business administration degree in finance and strategic planning from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.

The Virginia Mason Institute offers training in the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS), Virginia Mason’s innovative management method, for health care professionals and others from the United States and other nations. Use of VMPS principles has helped Virginia Mason to be recognized annually as one of the best hospitals in the nation for quality and safety by independent organizations such as Healthgrades and The Leapfrog Group.

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; outpatient medical facilities and services in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Edmonds, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood; Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the United States designed specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS; Benaroya Research Institute, which is internationally recognized for autoimmune disease research; Virginia Mason Foundation; and Virginia Mason Institute, which trains health care professionals and others around the world in the Virginia Mason Production System, an innovative management method for improving quality and safety.

Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950. Virginia Mason Memorial includes primary care practices and specialty care services, including high-quality cardiac care; cancer care through North Star Lodge; breast health at `Ohana Mammography Center; acute hospice and respite care at Cottage in the Meadow; pain management at Water’s Edge; an advanced NICU unit that offers specialty care for at-risk infants; advanced services for children with special health care needs at Children’s Village; and The Memorial Foundation.

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Media Relations Manager
Virginia Mason Health System
(206) 341-1509


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