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  Jeanne Jachim, VP Virginia Mason, President Foundation
Jeanne Jachim

SEATTLE – (May 15, 2014) — Virginia Mason announced today that Jeanne Jachim has been promoted to vice president, Virginia Mason, and president, Virginia Mason Foundation.

Since August 2013, Jachim has served as the Foundation’s interim president, following the departure of Michael VanDerhoef, who left to become vice president for University Advancement at Marquette University.
“Jeanne is a strong leader and is widely regarded as an innovative thinker,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “Recently, she expanded the Virginia Mason Foundation Board to include vital new leadership from our community.

“With Jeanne leading the important work of our Foundation, we are very excited about the future.”

Jachim began her career at Virginia Mason in 1999 as the director of Development at Bailey-Boushay House, a nationally recognized facility offering programs for people living with HIV/AIDS and others needing end-of-life care. In 2002, she became the director of Development for the Virginia Mason Foundation, responsible for developing and managing individual giving programs including events, major gifts and the annual fund.

In 2005, Jachim was promoted to senior director of Development, where she designed the strategy and ran Virginia Mason’s successful $100 million Transforming Healthcare Campaign.

Jachim is active in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and she holds an MBA from Western Governors University.

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 5,600 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, lower cost, and improve quality and patient safety.

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Virginia Mason Media Relations
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