Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center

Welcome to Harborview Medical Center

Offering specialty care in nearly every area of medicine, Harborview is also a world-renowned Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

Featured Services

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.

UW Medicine Eye Institute

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 the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service (2007) 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 2018-2019 rankings. Out of more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide, the Harborview’s Urology program was ranked No. 32 in the nation and its Orthopedics and Pulmonology programs were ranked High Performing.

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Maps, Directions and Parking

Overlooking Puget Sound, Harborview Medical Center is located close to Interstate 5 and easily accessible by car or public transit.

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Patient Stories

Mark Hall

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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Leonard Meuse

"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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Harborview Medical Center is a King County owned property