UW Medicine


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


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


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