Virginia Mason named a top hospital for 12th straight year


The Leapfrog Group has named Virginia Mason a Top Hospital for 2017 based on its independent evaluation of safety and quality information voluntarily submitted by nearly 1,900 medical centers across the nation.

This is the 12th consecutive year Virginia Mason has been named a Top Hospital and it has been designated a Top Hospital every year since the national recognition program began in 2006. Also, Virginia Mason is the only recipient of the Top Hospital award in Washington state for the fourth straight year.

Edmonds Family Medicine, the largest family practice group serving north King and south Snohomish counties, will become part of the Virginia Mason organization in early 2018.

“We know how important it is for our patients to feel confident in the care they receive,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD. “For that reason, we choose to publicly report on our quality and safety with The Leapfrog Group. The Top Hospital award is another affirmation that our team members are focused on the right work of improving quality, safety and the patient experience.”

The national award is based on results of the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across several areas of care, including medication safety and inpatient care management, is considered in determining award winners.

View Leapfrog’s methodology for determining award recipients at Top Hospitals Methodology.


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