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Virginia Mason Earns 'A' for Patient Safety in National Hospital Safety Score Program

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.

Medication Error Sparks Team Engagement, Innovation and the Patient Safety Pursuit

/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 Earns Outstanding Patient Experience Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

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.

It's Happening Everywhere

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.

What Virginia Mason’s CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan Warns Against With #Lean

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 […]

Man shot in Lakeview fight dies, days after shooter released without charges

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 Receives Clinical Excellence Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

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.

Virginia Mason Medical Center Named a Top U.S. Hospital by Leapfrog for 10th Straight Year

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 Uses Cardinal Health Foundation Grant to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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.

Teen Returns to Participate in Loyola 5K Walk After Recovering From Life-Threatening Condition

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.

Uptown man dies after shooting on Lake Shore Drive

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

Virginia Mason Posts Price Estimates Online for 100 Medical Procedures

SEATTLE - (April 2, 2015) - Virginia Mason Health System has posted on its website the estimated prices for its 100 most common outpatient surgical procedures.

Mapping the Microbes of the New York City Subway

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 you totally can, and sometimes should, lick subway poles

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

Melissa Archer Has a New Life to Live on Days of Our Lives

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

'Therapy Car' Invented at Virginia Mason Helps Orthopedic Patients Avoid Falls

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.

Virginia Mason Approach to Improving Medication Safety Featured in Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

The August edition of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety features an article about Virginia Mason's success at using a manufacturing principle of lean to improve medication administration and patient safety.

Clarifying Tre Mason's Wrist Injury and Surgery Talk

Last week, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport announced former Auburn University running back Tre Mason attended the NFL Scouting Combine medical recheck due to a lingering wrist injury. Specifically, Mason will reportedly need to undergo surgery...Show More Summary

Report says Auburn RB Tre Mason needs wrist surgery, but Mason disagrees

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Auburn RB Tre Mason needs wrist srugery. #Auburn RB Tre Mason a surprise visitor to Combine medical rechecks, per source. Needs wrist surgery post-draft, should be back by preseason — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2014 But according to Mason, he needs nothing. Show More Summary

Tre Mason denies he needs surgery after combine medical re-check

Tre Mason will miss OTAs to recover from wrist surgery, according to reports. Mason disagrees. Several NFL Draft prospects were sent to Friday's Combine recheck to have ailments re-examined by doctors. None of the attendees were particular surprising, except for Auburn running back Tre Mason. Show More Summary

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