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SEATTLE – (Nov. 7, 2013) — Q13 FOX has launched the Q13 FOX Medical Desk, a satellite studio on the Virginia Mason Medical Center campus. This innovative approach to delivering health and wellness information allows Virginia Mason health care professionals to respond to interview requests quickly and more conveniently without disrupting their patient-care duties.

Providing valuable information about the day’s most critical health issues, the Q13 FOX Medical Desk gives viewers access to premiere experts in the medical field from an institution nationally recognized for quality care, patient safety and medical research. 

“Q13 FOX is excited to bring a new and innovative way to deliver world-class medical information to western Washington,” said Pam Pearson, senior vice president and general manager, Q13 FOX and JOEtv. “Together with Virginia Mason Medical Center, our viewers will have advanced access to potentially life-changing information.”

“We are proud to be part of this news program,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “Management and reporters at Q13 FOX understand health care is not only important, but it is changing. We applaud their commitment to providing accurate and timely information that can help Q13 FOX viewers make the best health care choices for themselves and their families.”

The Q13 FOX Medical Desk airs on Q13 FOX News This Morning, as well as Q13 FOX News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

About Q13 FOX
KCPQ-TV (Q13 FOX, Channel 13) is Seattle’s FOX network affiliate and KZJO-TV (JOEtv, Channel 22, Cable 10) is Seattle’s My Network TV affiliate. Both are Tribune Broadcasting stations programming a strong schedule of news, sports and entertainment. More information about KCPQ-TV is at www.q13fox.com/. More information about KZJO-TV is at www.joeswall.com/.

TRIBUNE is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in broadcasting, publishing and interactive. The company’s broadcasting group owns or operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, Tribune Studios and Chicago’s WGN-AM. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcasting properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience. 
 
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. Virginia Mason employs more than 5,600 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 physicians; satellite locations throughout the Puget Sound area; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for its breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to health care delivery to eliminate waste and improve quality and patient safety.

To learn more about Virginia Mason Medical Center, please visit Facebook.com/VMcares or follow @VirginiaMason on Twitter. To learn how Virginia Mason is transforming health care and to join the conversation, visit our blog at VirginiaMasonBlog.org.

Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Virginia Mason Media Relations
(206) 341-1509
gale.robinette@vmmc.org

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