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Public open house scheduled Saturday, Nov. 16

SEATTLE – (Nov. 14, 2013) — A public open house celebrating Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this Saturday, Nov. 16. The event, which includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony, will feature tours and light refreshments. Everyone is invited and admission is free.

Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center will be the new home of Virginia Mason Sand Point Pediatrics, and will officially open its doors to patients Monday, Dec. 2. In addition to pediatrics, the new convenient location will offer adult primary care services. And beginning in January, asthma and allergy care, dermatology, and onsite laboratory and radiology services will be offered, as well.

Amenities will include daily clinic services Monday through Saturday, streamlined check-in and dedicated parking for patients.

“We designed Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center from the ground up with input from our patients and their family members, as well as our team members,” said Jim Cote, senior vice president and clinic administrator. “We have applied more than a dozen years of success with the Virginia Mason Production System to guide our patients’ health care experience.”

The production system is Virginia Mason’s renowned management methodology for identifying and eliminating waste, improving quality and safety, and lowering cost. This innovative approach to health care delivery has elevated Virginia Mason to being one of the most honored health systems in the country.

Located in the new south building of the expanded University Village, 2671 NE 46th Street, Virginia Mason University Village Medical Center occupies approximately 20,000 square feet of leased space. It is part of Virginia Mason’s network of medical facilities in Seattle, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Federal Way, and on Bainbridge Island.

About Virginia Mason Medical Center
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 5,600 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 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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Media Contact:
Gale Robinette
Virginia Mason Media Relations
(206) 341-1509
gale.robinette@vmmc.org

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