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A recent article in Hearst Newspapers named Virginia Mason the safest hospital in Washington state. This conclusion was based on analysis of treatment records from all hospitals in Washington.

Niagara Health Quality Coalition of New York analyzed 2007 hospital billing data collected by the state Department of Health to determine the safety records of hospitals based on certain treatment outcomes. The hospitals were then ranked based on relative safety records.

The full article is available on the SeattlePI Web site.

Virginia Mason has received numerous awards for improving patient safety and quality of care. VM was one of 238 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2010 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM and was the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest named a 2009 Top Hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

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