Vera Whole Health today announced that Virginia Mason, one of the nation’s highest-ranking hospitals, has made a strategic investment in Vera Whole Health’s latest round of funding, which is expected to raise $5 million. The investment will expand Vera’s presence in Seattle with the opening of a new clinic in the bustling neighborhood of South Lake Union, and into new markets across the country.
This strategic investment comes on the heels of an innovative collaboration between Vera Whole Health and Virginia Mason announced in January 2013. Vera now uses Virginia Mason’s evidence-based criteria to inform diagnoses and refer patients to appropriate specialty care providers.
“We believe in Vera Whole Health’s approach to care,” said Virginia Mason Chairman and CEO Gary S. Kaplan, M.D. “Like Virginia Mason, the team at Vera Whole Health strives to deliver the highest quality care to each patient while reducing waste in our system. It’s truly a win-win for employers and employees.”