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 Tom Lawry
Tom Lawry

SEATTLE – (Feb. 10, 2020) – Tom Lawry, national director of artificial intelligence for Health and Life Sciences at Microsoft, has joined the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center Boards of Directors.

At Microsoft, he works with providers, payers and the government in planning and implementing innovative analytical solutions that improve the quality and efficiency of health services delivered around the globe. Lawry focuses on digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive services. He previously served as director of Worldwide Health.

Prior to Microsoft, Lawry was a senior director at GE Healthcare with global responsibilities for revenue cycle management analytics.

He was also founder and CEO of Verus, a health care software company named one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Washington Companies for three consecutive years and to the Deloitte Fast 500 Technologies list. Lawry has also served in various executive management roles in hospitals and integrated delivery networks in the United States. He has published more than 30 articles on topics relating to the use of technology and software in health care.

Throughout this year, Virginia Mason is commemorating its 100th anniversary. Since opening in November 1920, Virginia Mason has earned an international reputation for innovation that is driving improvements in quality, safety and patient experience.

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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