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Dr. Leizl Sapico Honored for Shaping the Future of Postpartum Care

Dr. Leizl Sapico, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, goes above and beyond in her role caring for patients. As a clinician, she became passionate about finding a way to ensure birthing people are cared for not only during their pregnancy, but also in the pivotal time after birth, a time referred to as the fourth trimester. Learn more.

Unique Fellowship Gives Residents the Opportunity to be on Set of Grey’s Anatomy

For about six weeks, two Virginia Mason Franciscan Health residents, Anna Melio and Oriyomi Alimi (pictured on right), participated in the Grey’s Anatomy Communications Fellowship Program in Los Angeles, a unique program that gives residents the opportunity to work alongside Grey’s Anatomy writers. Learn more.


Carefully Crafted, Centered in Patient Care

When you walk into the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center at St. Anthony Hospital, warm wood ascends up the tall walls, inviting you in. Take an immediate left upon entering the Cancer Care Center, and you’re welcomed into a space of healing – a reprieve from chemotherapy and infusions. Learn more.

Tips for Preventing Stroke and Seeking Help if it Occurs

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and in recognition, the Stroke Center at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is sharing information about stroke, including preventative tips, what to do if you or a loved one have a stroke, and services VMFH provides to patients across the region.  Learn more.

Hands-on robotics experience sparks students interest in health care

How does unwrapping a Starburst wrapper relate to robotic surgery? It doesn't at first glance, but for a group of 25 students from Thomas Jefferson High School and Evergreen Middle School, bringing those two experiences together ignited a sense of wonder and helped them see themselves in a surgeon's shoes. Learn more.

Lenny’s Transplant Story - The story of how two gifts altered his life

Two gifts have altered Lenny Price’s life. The first was given to him in 1974, when he was 12 years old. It was a beautiful, brass saxophone. As soon as his little fingers played methodically along the keys, he fell in love, and a dream took flight. He knew from that moment on he wanted to be a professional saxophone player. Learn more.