Quality and Patient Safety

Patient and providers.Safe care is great care. And the best medical outcomes come from the safest environments. At Virginia Mason, ensuring the safest possible patient care is our most important goal. This means providing patient care that lives up to our vision of being the Quality Leader; it means patient safety is at the top of our list. Virginia Mason is committed to making information about health care outcomes available to patients to help them make informed decisions about their care.

Patient Safety as Our Foundation

Caring for patients safely is the foundation for living up to Virginia Mason's vision of becoming the Quality Leader. Learn more.

Independent Quality Reports

Learn what sets Virginia Mason apart from other medical centers. Select, reputable agencies provide patients with independent evaluations of Virginia Mason and other hospitals. View reports.

Recognized for Quality

Our peers have recognized our efforts. Virginia Mason has received numerous awards for improving patient safety and quality of care. View our safety awards and recognition.

What is quality data and how do I find the safest care?

By researching health care quality and safety information, you can make informed choices about where to receive treatment and also better understand the risks involved with some procedures. Learn more.

Transforming Health Care Delivery

In 2002, Virginia Mason embarked on an ambitious, system-wide program to change the way it delivers health care and in the process improve patient safety and quality. It did so by adopting the basic tenets of the Toyota Production System (TPS), calling it the Virginia Mason Production system, or VMPS. Learn more.