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 Jan Hendrickson
Jan Hendrickson
 Tom Cohen
Tom Cohen

SEATTLE (Dec. 30, 2019) Jan Hendrickson and Tom Cohen will join the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center Boards of Directors, effective Jan. 1.

Hendrickson, who is also a member of the Virginia Mason Foundation Board of Directors, has held several corporate leadership positions in her career, including serving as chairman and founding director of Butter London, a privately held, global prestige beauty products company. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Washington.

Cohen, who also chairs the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Board of Directors, is a communications and marketing consultant. He retired from Microsoft in 2007 after serving 14 years in corporate media services management. He is a graduate of the University of Washington.

Virginia Mason is a nonprofit health care provider governed by boards of community volunteers. The medical center will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout 2020.

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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