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Profile: University of Washington Medical Center

Location: The UW Medical Center is located on the south side of the University of Washington campus in Seattle

Type of hospital: Comprehensive medical care facility

Accredited: Yes. To see how UW Medical Center measures up on overall quality and in specific areas visit the Joint Commission’s page on UW. http://www.qualitycheck.org/qualityreport.aspx?hcoid=9626

Number of Beds: 450

Medical Staff: More than 740 of the Center’s physician are full-time faculty members at the UW School of Medicine

Research: Yes. The UWMC is a national Clinical Research Center and home to major clinical research programs

Teaching: Yes. Teaching hospital for the UW School of Medicine

Affiliated Institutions: Harborview Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center

Highlights:

The University of Washington Medical Center is an internationally renown medical research center that was ranked among the top 12 US medical centers by U.S. News & World Report 2007 “America’s Best Hospitals”. The Center opened in 1959 and is credited with a number of medical “firsts” including: World’s first long-term kidney dialysis, World’s first multidisciplinary pain center, Nation’s first Clinical Research Center, and Northwest’s first heart transplant and total knee transplant.

Main Telephone: (206) 206-598-3300

Links:

  • Map and directions click here.
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