Edmonds Family Medicine to become part of Virginia Mason

Nov 09, 2017

Edmonds Family Medicine, the largest family practice group serving north King and south Snohomish counties, plans to become part of the Virginia Mason Health System early next year.

Virginia Mason made the announced Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Edmonds Family Medicine shareholders unanimously approve the acquisition, expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

“This is an exciting time for Virginia Mason as we welcome this accomplished group practice into our health system,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, MD.

“Edmonds Family Medicine shares our focus on high quality and appropriate care at the lowest cost possible, and is committed to focused improvement of health care delivery.”

Established in 1975 in downtown Edmonds, Edmonds Family Medicine – now at 7315 212th St. SW – has more than 20 physicians, including family practice providers who specialize in obstetrics. Several of its physicians also have positions at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

“Our decision to become part of Virginia Mason recognizes the shared values and patient focus that distinguish both organizations,” said Andrew Thurman, group president of Edmonds Family Medicine.

Edmonds Family Medicine is a member of the Puget Sound High Value Network (PSHVN), which was established by Virginia Mason in 2014 and includes organizations committed to delivering high quality care at a low cost.

Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system based in Seattle that includes 336-bed Virginia Mason Hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 500 physicians; and regional medical centers in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kirkland, Issaquah and Lynnwood.



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