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Jim Berg

SEATTLE – (June 8, 2018) — Jim Berg, a practicing attorney and partner in the Yakima law firm of Larson Berg & Perkins PLLC, has joined the Virginia Mason Health System Board of Directors.

He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, both of which are invitation-only national organizations. Also, he is an immediate past director and former chairman of the Virginia Mason Memorial Board of Directors in Yakima. He is a former board member and past president of the Downtown Yakima Rotary Club.

Berg, a Seattle native, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Ore. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 1977.

His appointment to the Virginia Mason Health System board was effective April 17.

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; 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 Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950.

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

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