At Virginia Mason, we have an extraordinary approach to how we provide care - Team Medicine(SM). Centered on the principle of collaboration, our interdisciplinary approach to medical practice rests upon a foundation of support through mentoring, partnership and communication. Working together to provide Virginia Mason's unique brand of health care, Team Medicine enables us to provide superior health care for every patient we treat and a workplace unlike any other.
Founded nearly a century ago by a group of physicians looking for a new and more comprehensive approach to medical care, the creation of Team Medicine stemmed from a singular goal: to work as one team. That mantra has remained unchanged since 1920. We continue their pledge to provide the finest patient care possible by working together and remaining committed to lifelong learning and research. It is the same spirit that pioneered our many patient-care initiatives that has allowed Virginia Mason to flourish.
A regional referral center for the greater Pacific Northwest, Virginia Mason is a truly extensive health care system designed to meet the growing demands of our region. We combine a 440-physician primary care and multi-specialty group practice with a satellite system of neighborhood clinics throughout the Puget Sound region. Our Seattle Campus is comprised of a 336-bed hospital, large clinic complex and the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, an international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research. Bailey-Boushay House, a skilled nursing facility, provides adult day health and in-patient services to people living with AIDS and other complex nursing needs.
Today, Virginia Mason continues to be at the forefront of pioneering innovative ways to transform the delivery of health care. In 2002 Virginia Mason embarked on an ambitious, system-wide program to change the way we deliver health care and in the process improve patient safety and quality. The Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS) is our management system and philosophy that focuses on the elimination of waste. By allowing the people who touch the processes on a daily basis to contribute to streamlining the complexities inherent in health care, the Virginia Mason Production System allows us to optimize our operations while enhancing our service to patients.
Virginia Mason is the first medical center to integrate the philosophy throughout our entire system. As a testament to our vision of being the Quality Leader in health care, our recognition as a Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award winner, Leapfrog Group's Top Hospital of the Decade award recipient and our ranking as one of Washington's best employers are just a few examples of how we have achieved success through our strategic initiatives in the areas of innovation, people, quality and service.
At Virginia Mason Medical Center, you'll discover your career can make a big impact on the future of health care delivery. Joining our team ensures you'll work within a culture where a rich and vibrant history of community care meets tomorrow's health care technology. And by partnering with talented and committed colleagues, you'll find a career that will challenge you to continuously deliver the best patient care experience available. So, if you are ready for a rewarding career that reshapes the way patients are cared for, make the difference only you can make by joining Virginia Mason.