The transformation of health care through the perfect patient experience
The perfect patient experience means the patient comes first — above everything and everyone. Virginia Mason Institute teaches health care organizations how to implement and sustain a patient-centered approach that will increase quality, safety and efficiency using Virginia Mason’s proven management method.
Change the culture by putting the patient first
Virginia Mason Institute guides leaders to use an innovative patient-centered approach to achieve a transformation in quality, safety and efficiency.See how it works
“Patient first is the heart of everything we do. Patient first is our most transformative element.”
Gary Kaplan, MD, Virginia Mason CEO
A Leadership Journey in Health Care: Virginia Mason’s Story (CRC Press)
Regional Training | Enrich your skills in a world class learning environment
Receive intensive training and coaching from lean health care experts, engage in interactive skills-building activities, and network with health care industry peers. Select a preferred educational track to best support your organizational improvement goals.
Optimizing Flow in Health Care
Establishing continuous flow in health care eliminates waste, streamlines processes, and helps improve the quality, cost and delivery of care. Learn how this highly-coordinated team approach can optimize the patient experience, increase overall efficiency and affect the bottom line at your organization.
“Focusing on the highest quality and safety means pursuing zero defects in health care by removing waste and designing mistake-proofed processes. The tools of the Virginia Mason Production System support this work, but it is the culture that sustains it.”
Erica Cumbee, Transformation Sensei, Virginia Mason Institute
Leading the world in lean health care
Our experts have more than 250 years of combined experience in implementing and sustaining lean methods in a variety of health care settings including operational leadership and management, quality and patient safety, physician practice and leadership, and nursing clinical practice and leadership.
Healthgrades named Virginia Mason among the top 1% of American hospitals
Leapfrog Group named Virginia Mason a top hospital for quality and safety
Zero-Defect Health Care
Find out how the perfect patient experience relates to zero-defect care.Read more