Virginia Mason launches hospital consulting company with rural emphasis

Seattle-based Virginia Mason Medical Center developed an affiliated consulting group specifically focused on addressing the challenges facing rural and community healthcare organizations.

The group, called NetworxHealth, offers services such as C-suite staffing, pharmacy services, supply chain efficiency, regulatory compliance and finance. Services also include laboratory and imaging, facilities and construction, group purchasing services and continuing medical education.

"We provide executive and management placement and consulting services for any hospital or medical center in the nation — and we have a special focus on rural and community hospitals," said Noel Rea, senior director and hospital administrator. "Rural providers have a unique role in the fabric of their communities as they serve their friends, families and neighbors. Small hospitals often are the cornerstone for the entire health delivery system in their communities. It is important to keep them vibrant, successful and independent."

NetworxHealth's services are provided by experienced healthcare professionals. The group is run by executive director Tammara Gibbons, who is also vice president for operations and business development for Seattle-based Health Resource Services, a Virginia Mason affiliate.

More information about NetworxHealth is available here.


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