Recognized for Quality

Virginia Mason has received numerous awards and much recognition for our efforts to improve patient safety and quality of care. Below are recent highlights.


  • Virginia Mason receives an “A” in the spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, maintaining the distinction as the only hospital in Washington state to receive an “A” in every grading cycle since the program began in 2012. The grades are issued every spring and fall.
  • Virginia Mason is a 2018 Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality after receiving a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.
  • Virginia Mason receives Healthgrades’ 50 Best Hospitals Award for the second consecutive year. If all hospitals in the United States had performed at the level of Virginia Mason and the other award recipients during the two-year study period, an estimated 179,464 lives could potentially have been saved.
  • For the eighth consecutive year, Virginia Mason earns the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, placing the medical center in the top 5 percent of the nearly 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated on clinical performance.


  • For the 12th consecutive year, The Leapfrog Group named Virginia Mason a Top Hospital based on its evaluation of quality and safety for about 1,900 medical centers across the nation.
  • Virginia Mason receives an A for the 12th consecutive time in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade program and is the only medical center in Washington state to achieve straight-A status.