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Seattle - (March 1, 2013) — Virginia Mason has been designated a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG) by the AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) and Surgical Review Corporation.

The COEMIG program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care. The program is structured to help minimally invasive gynecologic surgery providers continuously improve care quality and patient safety.

“The COEMIG distinction demonstrates our commitment to excellence at Virginia Mason in providing the highest quality and safest minimally invasive gynecologic surgical care for our patients,” says Alan Rothblatt, MD, gynecologist and COEMIG Program Director. “We are very proud to have earned this distinction, and our patients truly benefit from the highest standards of care we offer every day.”

Related Information:
Gynecology at Virginia Mason
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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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.

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