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SEATTLE – (July 28, 2020) – Virginia Mason is again rated as one of the best hospitals in the United States for quality in numerous specialties by U.S. News & World Report in its annual Best Hospitals survey released Monday.

Among adult specialties, the medical center is ranked as high performing nationally in:

  • Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology and lung surgery
  • Urology

Among common adult procedures and conditions, Virginia Mason is ranked as high performing in:

  • Aortic valve surgery
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Heart bypass surgery
  • Heart failure
  • Hip replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Lung cancer surgery

Of the more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated, Virginia Mason is among the elite 13% that earned “Best” honors.

“This recognition by U.S. News is a result of the focus on quality, safety and great patient experiences that distinguishes our organization,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD.

The magazine also ranks Virginia Mason among the best hospitals in Washington state and the Seattle metro area. This is the 11th straight year Virginia Mason has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Hospitals rankings for 31 years. The quality rating information can be a resource for individuals with life-threatening or rare conditions in making decisions about their health care.

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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