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SEATTLE — (June 19, 2019) — Virginia Mason is included on several recent “best” lists compiled by notable publications such as Reader’s Digest, Forbes and Newsweek.

  • On June 12, Reader’s Digest included Virginia Mason on its list of the “10 Best Hospitals,” adding that Virginia Mason is one of only 41 hospitals in the United States to have earned straight A’s in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program.
  • On June 5, Forbes named Virginia Mason one of the best employers in Washington state.
  • On April 12, Becker’s Hospital Review explained that Virginia Mason and other facilities on its alphabetical list of “100 Great Hospitals in America” are recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes, and staff and physician satisfaction.
  • On March 29, Newsweek included Virginia Mason on its roster of the best hospitals in the United States.

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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