Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Library

Studies repeatedly document how use of clinical evidence enhances how providers practice, which directly correlates with improved patient outcomes and satisfaction, as well as high-quality health care.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health providers, supported by a robust Research and Academics team, engage in research and quality initiatives as published in peer-reviewed literature and presented globally, improving patient care everywhere.

Funding our VMFH library and qualified librarians demonstrates our commitment to quality of care, evidence-based practice, and lifelong learning.

Our professional librarians are essential partners in providing excellent health care, achieving optimal patient outcomes, and attaining organizational goals. Contact them to:

  • Improve clinical decision-making by maximizing evidence-based practice
  • Realize financial gains: prevent adverse events, reduce unnecessary treatments and tests, and reduce length of stay
  • Combat consumer misinformation and strengthen community connections by facilitating access to relevant, accurate materials
  • Save time so you can focus on caring for patients
  • Publish and present: VMFH published 260 peer-reviewed articles in 2020-2021
  • Supply critical infrastructure for educational programs in all health disciplines, including more than 160 ACGME accredited medical residents and 18 fellows per year
        

CHI Franciscan team members contact:

VMFH Connect intranet (requires password)
Brynn Beals, MLS, AHIP
[email protected]
253-426-6778

Virginia Mason Medical Center team members contact: 

VMMC VNet library intranet (requires password)
Stephanie Hanson, MLIS and Mary Beth McAteer, MLIS, AHIP
[email protected]
206-223-6733