An eight-hour heart surgery and 10 days in the ICU gave Barry Mattaini time to realize Virginia Mason’s team is among the best.
“From the surgeon to the doctors and nurses — every one of them was excellent and they cared for us like family,” he says. “I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Barry and his wife Nancy were so grateful that they started making donations to help us deliver lifesaving care. Their support recently reached a new milestone, with a major gift that enabled our new Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bellevue.
The Mattainis realized that healthcare clinics are clustered in Seattle, but it’s getting harder to travel there as the region gets more congested. Virginia Mason’s new facility — the Barry & Nancy Mattaini Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center — helps solve this. It offers state-of-the-art imaging technologies, including MRI and CT scans. And our renowned surgeons perform procedures there that previously required a trip to Seattle.
“We’re excited for more people east of Seattle to get the care that helped Barry and I have many more years together,” Nancy says.
It’s just the latest example of how the Mattainis help advance health and welfare across our region. They support many organizations — including Union Gospel Mission, Seattle Children’s and The Salvation Army — that build brighter futures for the most vulnerable.
“I never would’ve been successful without support from our communities,” says Barry, a former co-owner of Olympic Boat Center. “It only makes sense to give back.”