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Virginia Mason Physician Writes Step-by-Step Therapy Guide for Ending Insomnia without Drugs

People who suffer from insomnia could be cured of the dangerous sleep disorder by following a six-week, drug-free regimen recommended by a sleep physician at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

Ryan Mason Injury Update: Hull City Star Instagrams Retirement Statement after Life-Threatening Injury

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

“I can confirm that following specialist medical advice I am having to retire from playing professional football,” Mason wrote.

Mother With Rare Cancer Who Lost Her Eye Delivers Healthy Cancer-Free Twins

In a whirlwind of medical activity, Jessica Boesmiller had an eye removed just three weeks after a November diagnosis of a rare ocular cancer and then gave birth less than a month later to cancer-free twins—a boy, Mason Dare, and a girl, Piper Marie. Mrs. Boesmiller, the 37-year-old the Healthy Living Director at the Lake […]

Pass-fail in medical school. But the stress remains.

Greetings from the library. I’m writing to you through caffeine jitters, wrapped in a scarf that doubles as a blanket. I’ve marked my territory with my things: several Apple products, remnants of oatmeal in a mason jar, a sketchbook exhibiting my best attempt drawing the inside of a skull, and the most-essential item: my planner, […]

Virginia Mason Earns Highest Mark for Safety in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade Program

Virginia Mason is the only medical center in Washington state -and one of the few in the nation - to have consistently received an A for safety in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade since the program began in 2012.

Healthgrades Names Virginia Mason Among Best in Nation for Cardiac Care, Five Other Specialties

Virginia Mason Medical Center was recognized by Healthgrades today as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals(tm) for cardiac care, coronary intervention, pulmonary care, general surgery, gastrointestinal care and critical care.

Virginia Mason Celebrates Team Creativity at Innovation Expo Oct. 18

At Virginia Mason Medical Center, all team members are encouraged to use resources of the organization's management system to develop, test and implement creative solutions to real and potential barriers. The best ideas will be celebrated at the annual Innovation Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 18, on the medical center's main campus.

Hospitals in Washington Regularly Hang up on Spanish Speakers Calling about Charity Care

7 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Hospitals are failing to provide charity care to those who need it most by Chetanya Robinson Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. According to a recent survey, this hospital hung up on a tester calling in Spanish, has charity care policies that go against state or federal law, and offers low charity care amounts. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Healthcare Super User

BY JEFF GOLDSMITH On July 17 of this year, I journeyed from Charlottesville Virginia, where I live, to Seattle to have my cervical spine rebuilt at Virginia Mason Medical Center, whose Neuroscience Institute has a national reputation for telling patients they don’t need surgery. It was my fifth complex surgical episode in 29 months, after

Rethinking rural hospitals

Via Journel of American Medical Association (JAMA) is an invitation us to keep looking at the plight of rural hospitals in light of decreasing rural population. Dr. Diana Mason writes: But other rural communities, home to nearly 20% of the US population, are not so fortunate. Since 2010, 78 of the more than 2150 rural nonspecialty […]

Virginia Mason Study Shows Team Method Prevents Overuse of Spinal Fusion Surgery

Patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative spine disease are more likely to receive the right care when a team of experts representing multiple medical specialties collaborate in reviewing the patient's needs and determining the best treatment option.

Virginia Mason Named a Top U.S. Hospital for 11th Straight Year

SEATTLE - (Dec. 6, 2016) - For the 11th consecutive year, The Leapfrog Group today named Virginia Mason a Top Hospital based on its evaluation of quality and safety at medical centers across the nation.

Chicago emergency room preps for big patient increase during World Series

last yearHumor / odd : Boing Boing

With a 20 percent increase in patients during the Major League Baseball playoff games in Chicago, the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is preparing for a very busy World Series weekend there. Of course they expect alcohol-related...Show More Summary

Linda J. Mason, M.D., Elected First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Linda J. Mason, M.D., director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Mason was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2016 annual meeting in Chicago and will serve for one year.

Healthgrades: Virginia Mason Among Best in Nation for Five Service Lines

Virginia Mason Medical Center announced today it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care, Pulmonary Care, Critical Care, Gastrointestinal Care and General Surgery.

If we don't act now, all future wars may be as horrific as Aleppo | Paul Mason

In the world’s war zones, medical facilities are being routinely bombed by Americans, Russians and Saudis. We need more than words from the UN to end this scandal A single day of fighting in June 1859, among the vineyards and villages near Lake Garda, left 40,000 Italian, French and Austrian soldiers dead or wounded. Show More Summary

Stop Virginia From Establishing Death Panels!

Nobody covers the field of futile care like Thaddeus Mason Pope. I disagree with him about nearly everything, but he really keeps track of what is going on.  His Medical Futility blog reports that Virginia’s Joint Commission on Health...Show More Summary

What’s Up at Virginia Mason Medical Center? Top Awards & Joint Commission Problems

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 […]

Virginia Mason Institute Brings Special Workshop to Philadelphia to Improve Patient Access, Quality

/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

This Feels Like The Future Is Coming Towards Us At Pretty High Speed.

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

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