2811 Tieton Drive,
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(509) 575-8000

Public Reporting Of Outcomes

“Virginia Mason Memorial is the first Hospital in the Country to require Physician assessment of life span and prognosis for every Hospitalized patient at the time of admission.  Virginia Mason Memorial leads the way for this National Benchmark from the Circle of Life Symposium in October of 2015”.

Laurie Jackson, Senior Director Compass Care

Virginia Mason Review of The Surprise Question at Admission in 2017

  • Beginning in Jan 2017 all physicians must answer the Surprise Questions when completing admission orders for a hospitalized patient. The question is:  “Would you be surprised if this patients died within the next 6 months?”
  • Any answer of “NO”, generates an automatic referral to the inpatient navigation team for a Palliative Care visit to the patient.
  • 5,522 Surprise Questions were asked and answered in Q 1 of 2017. Accuracy of data has up to a 6 month time lag awaiting state death records to check for accuracy of Physician responses at admission.

Findings:

Based on State death data thru 6/30/17:

2016 Mortality Post-Admit.  N = 5,522 Surprise Questions

Days From Surprise Question Answer

Percentage of Patients who Died in this time period

Days 1 thru 30

61.63% of deaths

By Day 60

74.55% of deaths

By Day 90

81.86% of deaths

By Day 120

88.03% of deaths

Follow-up Plan:

  1. Continue with comprehensive use of the Surprise Question for every hospital admission.
  2. Continue tracking and reporting on the accuracy of results over time as monthly State death data is reported to Virginia Mason Memorial.
  3. Socialize and expand the use of the Surprise Question throughout the VMM system into outpatient settings and clinics. Considering implementation at North Star Lodge in early 2019.
  4. Provide care consistent with the goals and values of each patient – providing truly patient-centered care as end-of-life approaches.
  5. Reduce futile or non-beneficial care at End-of-Life.

NEW! Telehealth: Let us bring your Healthcare to you.

We are now offering Telehealth visits at all Virginia Mason Memorial clinics. These are typical appointments with your provider but from your home, work, or wherever is most convenient for you

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 »

COVID-19 Virginia Mason Memorial Press Conference March 21

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions Poster

Latest News

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 CurtisMcFarland@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.

Visitors to the Family Birthplace: In another protective measure, the hospital is also further limiting visitors to the Family Birth Place. Women in labor may have two visitors until the baby arrives. After the birth there may be only one visitor.

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