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SEATTLE - (Oct. 4, 2010) - Virginia Mason Medical Center announced today its hospital addition will be named the Floyd & Delores Jones Pavilion. The naming ceremony was held today in honor of the addition's namesake, Floyd Jones, who was born this day in 1927.
"We're so pleased to name this addition after Floyd and Delores Jones. The investment Floyd has made in Virginia Mason with his time, enthusiasm and financial support is inspiring to us all," said Michael VanDerhoef, president of the Virginia Mason Foundation. "He believes in the path we're on to transform health care, and we are grateful for his ongoing support as a friend, donor, advocate and partner in our journey."

Image: Gary S. Kaplan, MD, VM chairman and CEO and Floyd Jones, VM donor.
Gary S. Kaplan, MD, VM chairman
and CEO, and Floyd Jones.
This is the second area to bear the Floyd & Delores Jones name. After Delores went through a difficult cancer experience, they gave a generous gift to support the development of an innovative Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason, which bears their names. Their dedication to the transformational work under way at Virginia Mason has continued to grow. Floyd remains an active, engaged partner in Virginia Mason's journey to provide the highest quality care at the lowest cost.
The hospital addition is more than a new building and reflects Virginia Mason's commitment to the patient experience. As Virginia Mason completes the addition's exterior and enters the next phase of construction, featured design elements driven by information collected from patients, physicians, staff and community members are coming to life.
"As we work to truly transform health care, we see clearly that our success requires facilities that can actively contribute to the quality of the care we provide, and remain flexible to accommodate and support future innovations in the delivery of care," said Gary S. Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason. "This new facility is the first of its kind in health care, envisioned and constructed with the patient at the center of all plans and designs, and refined and implemented based on the expertise, compassion and commitment of our staff."
The addition will house a new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, procedure and operating rooms, the latest medical technology and a healing care environment built around the patient. Virginia Mason will begin transferring services to the addition in the second half of 2011.
The addition also achieves two key goals for the hospital of the future: unparalleled seismic resistance to withstand a major earthquake, and ability to isolate floors to contain any infectious disease outbreak. Both elements are critically important in the new addition so Virginia Mason will be able to continue to provide care for patients and the community during emergencies.
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center, founded in 1920, is a non-profit comprehensive regional health care system in Seattle that combines a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 440 physicians with a 336-bed acute-care hospital. Virginia Mason operates a network of clinics throughout the Puget Sound area; manages Bailey-Boushay House, a nursing residence and Chronic Care Management program for people living with HIV and AIDS; and operates Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, internationally recognized in autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason is known for applying manufacturing principles to health care to improve quality and patient safety. For more information, visit Facebook/VMcares or follow @VirginiaMason on Twitter.

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