Welcome To UW Medical Center
Through patient-centered care, UW Medical Center provides highly specialized healthcare for patients throughout the region and beyond.
Wi-Fi Service is now available
for patients and visitors at UWMC and Harborview. No special UW login or password is required.
UW Medical Center has been designated an
Aetna Institute of Quality
for Cardiac Medical Intervention. This designation reflects the broad scope of services and excellent outcomes in every aspect of procedural cardiac care provided at UWMC through UW Medicine’s
Regional Heart Center
.UW Medicine hospitals and programs rank highly
U.S. News & World Report
's 2013-14 edition of Best Hospitals. University of Washington Medical Center is ranked No. 1 as the best hospital in the state and in the Seattle metro area. UW Medical Center is rated among the nation's top 10 hospitals in three specialties: rehabilitation (No. 4), cancer (No. 7), and diabetes and endocrinology (No. 8).
Of nearly 5,000 hospitals considered for the publication's 2013-14 survey, only 150 scored sufficiently high to be ranked in even one of 16 specialty areas. UW Medical Center was nationally ranked in eleven specialty areas: rehabilitation (No. 4); cancer (No. 7); diabetes and endocrinology (No. 8); orthopedics (No. 19); nephrology (No. 24); geriatrics (No. 25); neurology/neurosurgery (No. 27); ear, nose and throat (No. 32); urology (No. 38); gynecology (No. 43); and pulmonology (No. 48). Several other specialties were ranked as high-performing: cardiology and heart surgery and gastroenterology and GI surgery;.See all awards >
Maps, Directions and Parking
UWMC is located on the south end of the University of Washington campus, close to state road 520 and Interstate 5, and easily accessible by car or public transit.Go to Maps and Directions >
Kirsten Switzer of Seattle suffered from debilitating back pain for more than a decade, but is walking and exercising again after receiving a new spinal cord nerve stimulator at the Center for Pain Relief.
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Chris Marshall, implanted in the Spring with a total artificial heart, received a donor heart Sept 12. The device’s portable battery pack enabled Marshall to walk 600 miles between implant and transplant.
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