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Special Edition Community Bulletin: July 22, 2011
Opening of first inpatient unit in Jones Pavilion
On Sunday, July 24, Virginia Mason will welcome our first patients to the new Floyd & Delores Jones Pavilion with the opening of an inpatient unit on Level 11.
The Jones Pavilion is the first hospital in the country planned and built using patient-centric principles of the Virginia Mason Production System that reduce waste, improve quality and strive toward a perfect health care experience. We are excited to begin serving our patients in our new space.
Patients and staff will access the Jones Pavilion through connections from the main hospital, including the new north corridor along Seneca Street. There will be little or no discernible change in the flow of traffic in the neighborhood due to this opening.
On Level 11, there are 24 patient rooms located along the perimeter of the floor. VM is aware of the proximity of neighboring buildings and sensitive to everyone's concern for privacy and discretion. All windows have shades and all rooms have additional curtains. Our doctors and nurses will be proactive in making sure that privacy is maintained at all times and that shades are drawn at night.
Moving forward, we are continuing to build out Level 7, the Emergency Department, which is scheduled to open in the fall. We will host a public grand opening event, to which you will all be invited.
Once again, let us thank you for your patience throughout the building of the Jones Pavilion. We apologize for the inconveniences we may have caused along the way. We will continue to keep you apprised of new developments and timelines. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact:
- Mike Sprouse, Virginia Mason Communications, (206) 583-6541, email@example.com
For More Information
For more information about the addition, including an image gallery, please visit VirginiaMason.org/construction. You may also call our construction hotline, (206) 341-1511, any time to leave questions or concerns.
Street Closure July 23
On Saturday, July 23, in conjunction with the Benaroya Research Institute Seafair Triathlon Expo, 9th Avenue will be closed between Seneca and University streets between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.