When Aaron Posey joined the board of Virginia Mason’s Bailey-Boushay House (BBH) three years ago, it was with a deep understanding of how critically important it is to provide health care and support to underserved populations. Aaron was formerly Virginia Mason’s manager of Regional Clinicians and helped bring medical services to underserved people in rural areas of Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
Today, Aaron is the Chief Ventures Officer for Bloodworks Northwest, an organization that collects, tests and distributes lifesaving blood. With an MBA from Seattle University, Aaron brings to the board business savvy paired with a commitment to good patient care. One thing he says the BBH board does well is partnering with other community organizations to improve the lives of those who are homeless and people struggling with mental illness.
“Bailey-Boushay is a place,” he says, “that listens, cares and opens its arms.”
Aaron says he loves his work with BBH because “they are all about the community they serve.” While serving the needs of the homeless and mentally ill, BBH also provides education, support and services to prevent the spread of HIV in the general population. And for many patients with terminal illnesses, BBH offers end-of-life care that they cannot get anywhere else.
“Bailey-Boushay is a place,” he says, “that listens, cares and opens its arms.”More Stories