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SEATTLE - (June 16, 2008) – Virginia Mason Medical Center has promoted Katerie Chapman to vice president. Previously, Chapman was administrative director of perioperative and anesthesia services. In her new role, Chapman will add security and logistics, parking and commuter services, mail and courier services, housekeeping, clinical engineering, and food and nutrition services, as well as continue to oversee perioperative and anesthesia services.

"This promotion is well-deserved," said Sarah Patterson, executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Katerie is bright and enthusiastic. She is an experienced, proven leader who brings energy to the teams she represents."

Chapman has 13 years of health-care experience, and has been with Virginia Mason since 2000, most recently as administrative director of perioperative and anesthesia services since December 2006. Prior to that, Chapman was administrative director of the Hospital Kaizen Promotion Office from March 2005 to December 2006; administrative director of The Heart Institute at Virginia Mason from January 2002 to March 2005; a Pennington Fellow in the Administrative Fellowship program from January 2001 to January 2002; and an administrative intern from June 2000 to January 2001.

Before joining VM, Chapman served as a hemodialysis technician with Northwest Kidney Centers in Seattle. She received a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Washington in 2001 and holds a bachelors degree in Microbiology from the University of Washington.

Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health care system that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 400 physicians with a 336-bed acute care hospital in Seattle. In addition, Virginia Mason has a network of clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area, and manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and Adult Day Health program for people living with HIV and AIDS. Virginia Mason also has an internationally recognized research center, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason.

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