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2014-03-25 20:22:26

British Minister will announce major plans March 26 at Seattle medical center SEATTLE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Virginia Mason's commitment to safety and quality is helping to inspire new measures aimed at improving patient safety at hospitals throughout England. The United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt will deliver a major public policy speech at Virginia Mason at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, during which he will announce new patient-safety...

2013-07-08 23:22:04

On August 2, 2013, the Dare Center has invited concierge physicians, hospital administrators and medical center executives from across the country to participate in a roundtable discussion. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The Lewis and John Dare Center at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle has been a model for concierge medical care and unique primary care programs for years. On August 2, 2013, the Dare Center has invited concierge physicians, hospital administrators and medical...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

Virginia Mason Medical Center was named Top Hospital of the Decade at The Leapfrog Group's 10th Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C. last night. Only two hospitals in the nation received the special recognition "” the other being the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore (UMMC). This is the first honor of its kind and was created to coincide with Leapfrog's 10th anniversary. Seattle (Vocus) December 1, 2010 Virginia Mason Medical Center was named Top Hospital of the Decade...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

The University of Maryland Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center Honored at Leapfrog's 10-Year Anniversary Gala WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing their strong public commitments to and major achievements in reducing medical errors and other innovations in patient safety and quality, The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore and Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) in Seattle have been named "Leapfrog Top Hospitals of the Decade" by...

2010-03-04 17:36:00

President of AMA, NCQA, National Quality Forum, and Aetna Among Presenters at National Pay For Performance Summit Sponsored by Integrated Healthcare Association OAKLAND, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National healthcare leaders will address critical national healthcare reform issues at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, March 8 -10, during the Fifth National Pay for Performance Summit. The full agenda and registration is available online at www.PFPSummit.com. Media...

2009-12-04 16:42:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congress debates whether health care reform would control health care costs, Leapfrog's purchaser members point to 45 hospitals that lead through example -- delivering the best quality care in the nation while attaining the highest levels of efficiency. Thirty-four urban, eight children's and three rural hospitals have been named 2009 Leapfrog Top Hospitals, based on results from The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. (Logo:...

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