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Carole E. Peet chosen as the new CEO of Virginia Mason Memorial

After an extensive national search, Carole E. Peet has been named the new CEO of Virginia Mason Memorial. Peet, who succeeds Russ Myers, will join the VMM team Feb. 3.

Carole has an extensive background in improving the patient experience while increasing both staff and patient satisfaction. She comes to Virginia Mason Memorial from Arizona, where she served as executive vice president of Northern Arizona Healthcare and chief administrative officer of Verde Valley Medical Center. Learn more »

Virginia Mason Memorial to offer elective angioplasty services beginning January 2020

Virginia Mason Memorial is pleased to announce that the Washington State Department of Health has granted VMM a certificate of need to perform elective PCIs (percutaneous coronary intervention). VMM expects to begin offering this service in January 2020.

VMM has long been providing PCI services to patients in our community on an emergency basis, performing more than 2,200 procedures since 2001. Learn more »

Virginia Mason Memorial President and CEO Russ Myers to retire in early 2020

After a career of more than 30 years of service at Virginia Mason Memorial, President and CEO Russ Myers will retire in early 2020.

Russ began his career at the hospital originally known as Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in 1989 as a management analyst. His innovative thinking, hard work and dedication earned him increased responsibility and promotions to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and then Senior Vice President in 2011. He has served as the President and CEO of Virginia Mason Memorial since January 2014. Learn more »