Hip Replacement Surgery: An Engineer’s Story

Chris “Ike” Eichinger and his wife, Zen, can’t say enough good things about his hip replacement at Virginia Mason. “Each person provided the outstanding patient experience we had come to expect.”

Chris Eichinger, ‘Virginia Mason Lives Up to Its Values’ Chris Eichinger and his wife, Azenith, finally built their dream home last year in Olympia. When it was finished, they hired movers but, as often happens, Chris the homeowner did a lot of … [Read more...]

Cancer: One Patient’s Journey to Health

Georgia Hartness

We are proud to share the 2013 Virginia Mason Annual Report. Read about our patients, the treatment they received at Virginia Mason and how it has improved their lives. Georgia Hartness’ Long Journey to Health For more than 20 years, Georgia … [Read more...]

What is a biorepository?


Biorepositories accelerate discovery One of the nation’s greatest research treasures was developed at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) and is being enhanced every day. The treasure is more than 100,000 blood and tissue samples … [Read more...]

Stress Less and Enjoy Barbecue Chicken


It looks like we may be in luck – the July Fourth forecast is currently sunny and in the low 70s. Perfect weather for getting out the grill and enjoying barbecued chicken. But are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by gatherings and guests to do … [Read more...]

Heads Up! Concussions on the Rise in Soccer

Soccerball in net

by Marianne Beirne *** “Yeouch!!” That was the collective sound Team USA and soccer fans around the world said last Monday when star player Clint Dempsey took a nasty kick to the face from opposing Ghana player John Boye during the team’s first … [Read more...]

Summertime Brings Farmers Market and Good Food


Summer is here (OK, a few more days to go at the writing of this blog post), which means the farmers market on the Lindeman Pavilion patio at Virginia Mason’s Seattle location is back -- operating on Mondays so you can get your week’s worth of good … [Read more...]

Multiple Sclerosis Research Update


Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than a million people worldwide including 15,000 in the Northwest. It affects women twice as often as men. MS is the most common medical cause of neurological disability in young adults ages 20-40. Usually MS … [Read more...]

E-Cigarettes: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You


E-cigarettes, devices that deliver vaporized nicotine, are not only popular with former smokers but with first-time users – including teenagers. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a proposal this year to regulate … [Read more...]

Lung Cancer in Women


Guest Post by Allison Moroni, American Lung Association *** The Facts, New Screening Guidelines, and How You Can Help Change the Lung Cancer Landscape We recognize the pink ribbon for breast cancer and the red dress for women’s heart health. … [Read more...]

Get Outdoors with Gardening


Getting out in the garden is a great way to celebrate spring and this week’s amazing weather. Gardening is an easy and fun way to increase physical activity and reduce stress. Follow these tips for a healthy gardening experience: Always wear a … [Read more...]


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