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Awards & Accreditations

Virginia Mason Memorial is committed to meeting the needs of our community. With more than 300 physicians on our medical staff and more than 2,500 employees, we are home to a number of nationally recognized medical programs and are proud to note the following awards of distinction and recognition of excellence.

Cancer Care

Honors from the Commission on Cancer

Commission on Cancer

In November 2017, the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Virginia Mason Memorial.

Virginia Mason Memorial is one of only two cancer care programs in the state to achieve this status, receiving 5 out of 7 commendations.

“In over 25 years of working in Oncology Care, this is the most exciting result I’ve seen from a Commission on Cancer survey,” said Tricia Sinek, senior director of the Oncology Service Line at Virginia Mason Memorial. 

To earn this accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is awarded only to a facility that exceeds standard requirements. 

The Commission on Cancer reviews every single part of the cancer program – from the accuracy of every diagnosis, to assuring that patients are treated according to the most up-to-date treatment recommendations for surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, measuring Memorial’s results against the national standards and assessing the skill and expertise of every member of Virginia Mason Memorial’s cancer care team. 

“Our entire team is committed to delivering great cancer care — whether at North Star Lodge, Virginia Mason Memorial hospital, 'Ohana Mammography Center, in primary care, or through services at Cottage in the Meadow.”

Heart and Vascular

  • Member of the Washington Emergency Cardiac & Stroke System. Memorial Hospital is a level 1 Emergency Cardiac Center and a level 2 Emergency Stroke Center.

The American Heart Association Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

  • The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12 month intervals and at least 12 consecutive months of 75% or higher compliance with 5 or more Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality measures to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

The American Heart Association Heart Failure Gold Achievement Award.

  • The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with four or more Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and has demonstrated documentation of all three Target: Heart Failure care components for 50% or more of eligible patients with heart failure discharged from the hospital to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.

The Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award

  • The American Heart Association recognizes the hospital has reached an achievement score of 75 percent or greater for treating STEMI transfer patients within 120 minutes for at least one quarter.

Orthopedic Health

  • Joint Commission Certification Gold Seal of Approval
    Memorial is the only hospital in Washington to have these three programs achieve Disease Specific Care Certification.
    • Total Knee Replacement
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Hip Fracture Care

Overall Quality

  • 2014 Washington State Hospital Association "Achieving Best Care Award" for our efforts to decrease patient harm through our participation in the Partnership for Patients national initiative
  • Qualis Health Award of Excellence in Healthcare Quality, 2010
    • Glycemic Control
    • Emergency Department

Industry Leadership

  • Rick Linneweh, President and CEO - Leaders in Health Care 2012: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • The 25 Best Hospitals to work for in the US by Healthcare Exec News - 2012
  • National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award 2009/2010 and 2010/2011
  • Accredited by The Joint Commission, renewed 2010
  • 2008 Cleverly and Associates Community Value 100, one of the Top 100 Hospitals for Hospital Quality, Cost of Services, Value of Services, and Viability and reinvestment back into the community
  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work in America, 2003
  • Washington State Hospital Association Health Leadership Award, 2004
  • American Hospital Association's national NOVA Award for our leadership role in creating Children's Village, 1999 Community Partnership
  • Finalist for the coveted Foster McGraw Prize for community service, 2000 National Communities Can! Award for outstanding collaboration

I can't delay my care

COVID-19 News & Announcements

Mask Requirements

To minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, Virginia Mason Memorial (VMM) would like to remind all patients and visitors that masks are REQUIRED at all VMM facilities, including our clinics.

To conserve supplies, we request that all patients and visitors bring masks to their appointments. A limited number of reusable cloth masks, made by community members, will be available if you need one.

We also strongly encourage all community members to wear masks when in public this is one of our best tools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATED! May 26: New Visitation Policy

As a response to the current community situation with COVID-19, we are suspending most in-person visits to our hospitalized patients. The decision to suspend hospital visits was difficult and made only after careful consideration.
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Prescription Home Delivery

We now offer home delivery for your prescription medications.

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Visitors to Generations OB/GYN

As part of our continuing efforts to focus on patient safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Generations has changed its visitor policy.

No visitors will be allowed for clinic visits, with the only exceptions being:

1 Visitor will be allowed for the first OB appointment
1 visitor will be allowed at the 20 week anatomy ultrasound

Visitors to the Family Birthplace

Women in the Family Birthplace may have one visitor.

Telehealth: Your questions answered

Learn more about joining one of our providers for a Telehealth visit »

COVID-19 Evaluation Clinic

Our Creekside HealthyNow location is now a COVID-19 evaluation clinic. If you have cough and fever, please schedule your visit at our Creekside Location. Please list your symptoms in the reason for visit so our team is better prepared to assist you.

This location completes an evaluation to determine if you're a candidate for COVID testing. Learn more »

Physician Recruitment:

Our Physician and Provider recruiting efforts have been modified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, we are scheduling phone calls with interested candidates, but site visits are not allowed. Also, we will not be extending contracts during the acute phase of the COVID-19 response. Please know how much we appreciate your interest in us and how much we hope to have the opportunity to consider you further for a role with VMM.

Please contact us at physicianrecruitment@yvmh.org to schedule a phone call with one of our recruiters.

Additional Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

For prayers and spiritual care requests please email spiritualcare@yvmh.org

Tele-Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Virtual Chaplaincy

There are times when a direct face to face spiritual care conversation is not the best option (due to distance, a pandemic, patient preference). That's where Tele-Chaplaincy provides another possibility. You can request chaplain support using your personal or hospital room phone to connect confidentially with a hospital chaplain. Chaplains will listen, provide encouragement, offer help and resources, if you are part of a faith community the chaplain can help you connect with them, and, if desired, the chaplain can provide prayer.

Elective Surgeries

Based on directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Mason Memorial is postponing elective surgeries and procedures.

Hospital Lab Services

All out-patient lab services - including newborn screens and bilirubin collections - will now be provided at Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, 4003 Creekside Loop. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday and Sunday.

Hospital Pharmacy

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the hospital pharmacy is closed to the public for the duration of the pandemic. The public may choose to have those prescriptions transferred to VMM's Pharmacy at Creekside or the pharmacy of their choice.

The Pharmacy at Creekside, 4003 Creekside Loop, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers walk-in or drive-through options for pickup.

Farmacia Del Hospital

A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, la farmacia del hospital estará cerrada al público mientras dure la pandemia. El público puede escoger si quiere que sus recetas sean transferidas a la otra farmacia de Virginia Mason Memorial, localizada en la clínica Cornerstone o también puede elegir cualquier otra farmacia de su preferencia. La clínica de Cornerstone, está localizada en el 4003 Creekside Loop. En esta farmacia se puede recoger la medicina por la ventana y/o adentro de la clínica.

Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 6:00 p.m. y sábado y domingo de las 8:00 a.m. a las 4:30 pm