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 Gary S. Kaplan, MD
Gary S. Kaplan, MD
Chairman and CEO

SEATTLE — (April 10, 2020) — Virginia Mason is recognized by Newsweek as one of the top-performing hospitals in the United States for the second consecutive year.

In the 2020 list of the World’s Best Hospitals, Virginia Mason is ranked 51st among 281 top-performing U.S. hospitals and medical centers. The rankings, compiled by Newsweek and its partner Statista, are based on recommendations from medical professionals, results from patient surveys and key medical performance indicators.

“Commitment to excellence, quality and safety has been a distinguishing feature of Virginia Mason since our organization was founded 100 years ago,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “This recognition by Newsweek affirms that we are focused on the right work and making a difference for our patients.”

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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