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Virginia Mason reaffirms commitment to patient safety

The Washington State Department of Health has released information today alleging unprofessional conduct by a former Virginia Mason employee in connection with the death of Mrs. Mary McClinton at Virginia Mason in November 2004.

Virginia Mason has accepted responsibility for the medical error in Mrs. McClinton’s case, and since that time we have refocused our efforts to make our care as safe as possible. As a direct result of this case we have made important changes to our standard process for verifying the identity of any medication or solution used in interactions with patients. We believe we now have some of the safest labeling standards in the industry in place.

Virginia Mason remains committed to patient safety and improving health care delivery each and every day.

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