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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

6 months agoHumor / 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

Cancer Survival Rates at Virginia Mason Rank Among Best in Nation, Statistics Show

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 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 […]

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.

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