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SEATTLE – (Jan. 20, 2020) — Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan continue to fulfill their commitment to expand women’s health care options with a new outpatient obstetric and women’s health clinic, Franciscan Women’s Health at Virginia Mason. The clinic, which opened today, is on the Virginia Mason campus in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. It offers convenient access to prenatal care and comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services.

This summer, CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason will open a new birth center at Virginia Mason.

“The greater Puget Sound region continues to experience unprecedented growth, creating an increased demand in every specialty,” said Ketul J. Patel, chief executive officer of CHI Franciscan. “CHI Franciscan has the largest and most comprehensive women’s care program in the state and we are pleased to expand our premier services into Seattle with Virginia Mason to better serve our communities.”

The new 3,800-square-foot outpatient women’s health clinic, located on Level 8 of the Virginia Mason Lindeman Pavilion, 1201 Terry Ave., combines CHI Franciscan’s regional leadership in personalized obstetric care with Virginia Mason’s focus on quality and innovation. To schedule an appointment, call (206) 287-6300 or go online.

“We are pleased to have CHI Franciscan as a partner in expanding women’s health services in the Seattle market,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “Adding high-quality obstetric services, in conjunction with our existing gynecological program, allows us to offer comprehensive care and continuity to better serve our patients and their families.”

In addition to Franciscan Women’s Health at Virginia Mason, the two organizations will open a full-service birth center with a Level II Special Care Nursery this summer to be called the Virginia Mason Birth Center, an Alliance with CHI Franciscan. The new program will offer personalized birth experiences and easy access to high-quality care for mothers and families throughout the region.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason formalized their clinical partnership and strategic affiliation in March 2017. The organizations remain distinct and separate but work together to expand care services in the region. Virginia Mason joined CHI Franciscan’s accountable care organization, Rainier Health Network, to connect patients with more than 3,000 providers available between the two organizations. The two also partner in providing radiation oncology services at Highline Medical Center in Burien and St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

Throughout this year, Virginia Mason is also commemorating its 100th anniversary. Since its founding in November 1920, Virginia Mason has earned an international reputation for innovation that is transforming quality, safety and overall patient experience.

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
gale.robinette@VirginiaMason.org

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