Virginia Mason Franciscan Health believes in contributing to the communities where our patients and staff work and live. We act on this belief by contributing time, energy and money to efforts that benefit the community in the areas of improving health, providing free and subsidized care, and supporting health professionals’ education and research.
Every community needs certain health care services that typically cost more to deliver than the provider of the services receives. We provide these subsidized health services as part of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s mission. They include:
Improving health and quality of life extends beyond diagnosis and treatment. It also requires community health education and outreach services. Health improvement and outreach services provided by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health include:
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health strongly supports medical education to ensure our patients and the community benefit from advances in medical care:
As a nonprofit organization, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is committed to serving patients who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to pay for their medical care.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health provides support for medical research at Benaroya Research Institute (BRI). BRI is committed to finding causes and cures for autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and immune system diseases such as allergies and asthma. BRI's world-renowned scientists are dedicated to predicting, preventing, treating and ultimately eliminating these lifelong, chronic diseases. BRI also oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, supporting clinical investigators in studies across a wide variety of diseases and conditions that help advance medicine for our patients and many others. Virginia Mason Franciscan Health also assists with BRI’s support of key patient advocacy organizations that help people live with autoimmune diseases, allergies and asthma. Together, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and BRI work to improve people’s lives through remarkable care and exciting medical advances.
Community benefit work is accomplished through various partnerships with an array of nonprofit organizations throughout King, Kitsap and Snohomish counties, including:
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is committed to providing the highest quality health care while preserving the natural environment for our community–now and for future generations. This important work, which is done through our organization-wide EnviroMason program, includes:
To learn more about community benefit at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, contact:
Community Integration Program Manager
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health