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Image: Shelly Fagerlund, VP, Clinic OperationsSEATTLE – (July 9, 2012) — Shelly Fagerlund has been named vice president, Clinic Operations, at Virginia Mason Medical Center, effective Sept. 2. Fagerlund is currently the administrative director of the Clinic Kaizen Promotion Office at Virginia Mason. She joined Virginia Mason in 1997 and has held previous leadership positions in Human Resources, Neurosciences and Ambulatory Services. In her new role, Fagerlund will oversee more than 20 clinical service areas at Virginia Mason Medical Center and its satellite facilities throughout the Puget Sound region.
 
Prior to joining Virginia Mason, Fagerlund served as human resources manager for Community Health Centers, Inc., Salt Lake City, and in various roles at University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics.
 
Shelly holds a master's degree in Organization Systems Renewal from Seattle University and a bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Utah.
 
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 5,300 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital, a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 450 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.
 
Awards and distinctions include Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, 2012 Top Hospital (for the sixth consecutive year) and grade "A" patient safety rating by The Leapfrog Group, 2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Excellence Award from HealthGrades®, and 2012 America’s 100 Best Specialty Excellence Award for Overall Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Care from HealthGrades.  
 
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To learn more about how Virginia Mason is transforming health care and to join the conversation, visit our blog at virginiamasonblog.org.
 
For media inquiries, contact:
 
John Gillespie
Media Relations
john.gillespie@vmmc.org
(206) 341-1509 (o)
(206) 402-2822 (m)

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