Offering specialty care in nearly every area of medicine, Harborview is also a world-renowned Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
Harborview Medical Center is expanding its specialty services, including eye care and neurosciences, with the opening of the Ninth and Jefferson Building, across the street from the main hospital.
From a simple eye exam to complex surgery, the UW Medicine Eye Institute provides comprehensive eye care through one of the largest multi-specialty ophthalmology groups in the region.
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Harborview Medical Center has received numerous awards and accolades in recognition of delivering high quality health care to people from all walks of life. Among its many honors are an "A" for patient safety in the
Leapfrog Group's Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score, the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, and the Qualis Health and Washington State Hospital Association's recognition of excellence in hand hygiene and infection control. U.S. News & World Report recognized Harborview Medical Center as a “Best Hospital” in Puget Sound in its 2016-17 “Best Hospitals” issue. Out of more than 5,000 hospitals evaluated, the magazine ranked Harborview’s rehabilitation program No. 4 in the nation, and awarded Harborview a “high performing” designation in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and heart failure.
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Overlooking Puget Sound, Harborview Medical Center is located close to Interstate 5 and easily accessible by car or public transit.
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A motorcycle accident near Mount Rainier robbed Mark Hall of his lower left leg. He expressed gratitude, however, that his Harborview surgeon, Dr. Doug Smith, was able to save his knee joint. Hall faces a longer recovery time, but he should have more mobility, Smith said.
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"The quote that has been going around from my ICU trauma surgeon was that I basically won the lottery twice," said Café Racer shooting survivor Leonard Meuse. "Not only am I still walking and breathing, I'm still me."
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