The south half of Metro Route 2 chugs from downtown Seattle to Madrona Park and back via Seneca and Union Streets, a traffic light interrupting its progress on nearly every block. Virginia Mason Medical Center, First Hill, and the north part of the Central District pass by during the leisurely trip. We’ll call this part […]
The Chicago Cubs have unveiled the team's first mascot. Clark, a young bear wearing a Cubs jersey and backward blue baseball cap, was accompanied Monday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center by a dozen team prospects. The mascot is named after the North Side Chicago street on which Wrigley Field is located. Show More Summary
The Chicago Cubs have unveiled the team’s first official mascot since the live bear the team had in 1916. During a visit at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s pediatric development center, a group of the team’s prospective players made an appearance with the cub as a part of the Cubs’ Rookie Development program, according to MLB.com. Show More Summary
Virginia Mason Medical Center announced today it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, general surgery and critical care.
The Virginia Mason Institute, established in response to the number of requests for Virginia Mason Medical Center to share its success in applying lean principles to improve health care, is commemorating its fifth anniversary this y...
SEATTLE - (July 10, 2013) - Virginia Mason Medical Center has been named one of the Most Wired health systems in the nation for the second consecutive year by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Virginia Mason is again the only Seattle hospital and one of only 289 in the U.S. to make this year's list.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (MAY 20, 2013) – University of Minnesota Medical School researchers from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, in partnership with the University's Brain Tumor Program, have developed a new mouse model...Show More Summary
There’s an excellent blog post on the Virginia Mason Medical Center site: “Does respecting co-workers make patients safer?” As a leader in adopting and adapting Toyota management methods to healthcare, Virginia Mason understands that “respect for people” is a core part of this philosophy (as I’ve recently blogged about). Respectful behavior is an active choice [...]
Imagine the population of your town swelling with war refugees by 25 percent in one year - or even doubling or tripling in size. Imagine the competition for work, housing, and social and medical services.
Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Medical School working within the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, have partnered to identify genetic variations that may help signal which acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients will benefit or not benefit from one of the newest antileukemic agents. Their study is published in Clinical Cancer Research...
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (February 26, 2013) – Researchers from the College of Pharmacy and Medical School working within the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, have partnered to identify genetic variations that may help signal...Show More Summary
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALNY) Q4 2012 Earnings Call February 7, 2013 4:30 PM ET Executives Cynthia Clayton – VP, IR and Corporate Communications John Maraganore – CEO Akshay Vaishnaw – SVP and Chief Medical Officer Mike MasonShow More Summary
Here is a commentary written by Gary S. Kaplan, MD, the CEO of Virginia Mason Medical Center: “The Lean Approach to Health Care: Safety, Quality, and Cost.” More than a decade ago, Kaplan and the team at VMMC realized they had to focus “on three things: 1) the safety of patients while in our care; [...]
When KROQ's Bean of "Kevin & Bean" announced that he planned to donate not money, not time, but an internal organ to a longtime station employee, fans lauded his decision, as did Scott Mason, who has suffered medical issues for years. [ more › ]
Yesterday’s PBS News Hour had a piece on the use of Lean and the Toyota Production System at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center: It’s a story that might be familiar to those who follow the Virginia Mason story closely, but it’s great national exposure for Lean healthcare. The piece highlights how Lean leads to better [...]
Here are two blog posts that my co-author, Joe Swartz, and I were very happy to see about our book Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements: From the Virginia Mason Medical Center Blog: “Could this new book help drive your lean journey?” And Patrick Anderson’s Lean in Alaska Blog: his review post. From the [...]
University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center researchers have partnered with geneticists from Genentech, Inc., to discover how some proteins may cause the development of some forms of colon cancers. The proteins - part of R-spondin family - normally help activate cell proliferation during embryonic development...
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (August 23, 2012) – University of Minnesota Medical School and Masonic Cancer Center researchers have partnered with geneticists from Genentech, Inc., to discover how some proteins may cause the development of some forms of colon cancers. read more
The highly-anticipated trailer for Jen and Sylvia Soska's second feature film, 'American Mary', makes its online debut today after a rousing display at the San Diego Comic Con 2012! 'American Mary' follows medical student Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. Show More Summary
Tiny new Kardashian addition Penelope Scotland Disick happened yesterday, the second child (after 2-year-old Mason) for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. The 7-lb, 3 oz. baby was delivered "all-naturally" at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after Kourtney's brief flirtation with water birth. Show More Summary