Virginia Mason Hospital is a 336-bed teaching hospital in Seattle, Washington, part of the Virginia Mason Medical Center. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Founded in 1920, the hospital operates several accredited residency programs that train newly graduated physicians. The hospital is known for its programs to reduce healthcare operating costs. Gary Kaplan, CEO of Virginia Mason, took his entire hospital leadership staff to Toyotaâs factories in Japan in 2002 to study methods of improving efficiency. In the last year with data available, Virginia Mason Hospital had 22,722 emergency room visits, 15,543 admissions, performed 7,267 inpatient surgeries and 9,973 outpatient surgeries. The hospital affiliated with Seattle Childrens Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Group Health Cooperative, Pacific Medical Center, Evergreen Health, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.