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Virginia Mason Names New Board Member
Former Ernst & Young Managing Partner Jane Blodgett Begins Board Service
SEATTLE (Aug. 6, 2012) – Seattle resident Jane Blodgett has been named to the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center Boards of Directors. Blodgett is a Certified Public Accountant and retired in 2010 as Managing Partner of the Seattle and Portland offices of Ernst & Young LLP following a 26-year career with the firm.
She has a long history of community service in the Seattle area including past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and Executive Board Member of the Alliance for Education.
Other members of the Virginia Mason Health System/Virginia Mason Medical Center Boards:
- Carolyn Corvi, Board chair
- Evelyn Cruz Sroufe, vice chair
- Robert Lemon, treasurer
- James Young, secretary
- Gary S. Kaplan, MD
- Lewis Edelheit, PhD
- Joshua Green III
- Tod Hamachek
- Dorothy Holland Mann, PhD, MPS
- Al Lopus
- David Moffett
- Julie Morath, RN, MS
- James Orlikoff
- Richard Martinez
- Kristi Pangrazio
About Virginia Mason
Virginia Mason, 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) by The Leapfrog Group, 2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades®, and 2012 America’s 100 Best Specialty Excellence Award for Overall Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Care from HealthGrades.
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