I want to preface this post by saying it’s mostly about questions, not answers. I’ve had many readers and acquaintances ask me about what’s been going on at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. The short answer is: “I don’t know, other than anything I’ve read in the news.” I don’t have any inside connections […]
/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a nonprofit health care education organization, is hosting a special workshop in Philadelphia for medical professionals, clinic managers and clinical teams September 26-28, 2016. Led by health care improvement experts Dr. Show More Summary
I spotted these two reports last week. First:Telstra-backed haptic medical robots transmit doctors' touch from city to countryby Max Mason May 20 2016 at 12:58 PM Robots are on the verge of bridging the gap between the city-based doctors...Show More Summary
Survival rates for patients treated for a variety of cancers at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle are among the best in the United States, recent national data shows.
Virginia Mason Medical Center has received another "A" for patient safety in the national Hospital Safety Score program administered by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit hospital safety watchdog.
/PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Mason Institute, a leading lean education resource for health care organizations, just released a new improvement story that outlines how a pharmaceutical error had a profound effect on a patient, leaders and staff -- and eventually the processes.
Virginia Mason Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the fourth consecutive year and is the only hospital in Seattle and the Puget Sound area to reach this milestone.
Northwest side: Police said Ortiz was working at Brudder’s Bar & Grill at 3600 N. Pulaski Road when someone outside fired shots around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 5:39 p.m. the next day, police said. Oak Lawn? From Irving and Pulaski? No wonder he died.
Dr. Gary Kaplan is the CEO of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center, considered one of the world leaders in the adoption of Lean healthcare principles. He wrote the foreword for my book The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He co-authored a recent editorial in the BMJ Quality & Safety journal: “Lean and the perfect patient experience” It serves […]
A man shot in a confrontation with a concealed-carry owner in Lakeview last week has died, according to authorities. Lazane Clark, 55, was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, after being shot about 11 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 800 block of West Oakdale Avenue,...
Virginia Mason Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence(tm) for the sixth consecutive year from Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals in the United States.
For the 10th consecutive year, The Leapfrog Group today named Virginia Mason Medical Center one of the Top Hospitals in the United States.
Virginia Mason Medical Center is using a $25,000 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to support a pilot program designed to reduce hospital readmissions among patients diagnosed with heart failure.
Thanks to Loyola's care, Mason Patterson plans to join an estimated 2,500 people in the 4th Annual Health, Hope & Heroes 5K Run/Walk at 9 am on Sunday, June 14, on the campuses of Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital located at 2160 S. First Ave., in Maywood, Ill. Race proceeds will support Loyola's pediatric healthcare programs.
A man has died after he was shot on Lake Shore Drive in Uptown early Thursday morning. Boshaun Jackson, 27, of the 4400 block of North Clifton Avenue, was pronounced dead at 7:34 a.m. Thursday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center,...Show More Summary
SEATTLE - (April 2, 2015) - Virginia Mason Health System has posted on its website the estimated prices for its 100 most common outpatient surgical procedures.
A few years ago Christopher Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, dropped his eight-month-old daughter off at daycare and watched as she put a plastic toy giraffe in her mouth. Then he watched that giraffe go into another kid’s mouth. Show More Summary
Why would anyone want to intentionally lick subway poles? That’s a good question, and one that Dr. Chris Mason of Weill Cornel Medical College won’t probably answer in a new study about to come out. But he says it’s probably safe to do it, if you absolutely must. Show More Summary
Red alert! Melissa Archer, the flame-haired fan fave from One Life to Live, will hit NBC's Days of Our Lives Dec. 5 as Serena Mason, a globe-hopping medical journalist who had a romance with Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) several years ago in Africa. Show More Summary
A "therapy car" developed at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center is being used by its physical and occupational therapists to help patients recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery simulate getting in and out of a real vehicle without falling or injuring themselves.