Awards and Honors

As part of UW Medicine, Harborview is consistently recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education and research. Recent awards include:

  • Foster McGaw Prize: Prestigious 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize honoring outstanding leadership, unwavering spirit of excellence and remarkable achievements in our community. Read more
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Beacon Award for Excellence in Pediatric/Trauma Intensive Care Unit.
  • American College of Physicians, Washington Chapter: 2010 Internist of the Year Award to Dr. Nancy Sugg, medical director, Pioneer Square Clinic, for being chosen by her peers as a role model for community-based internists.
  • LifeCenter Northwest: Jack Slater Community Excellence Award for organ donation.
  • National Minority Quality Forum and Congressional Black Caucus: Booker T. Washington Award for promoting wellness in minority communities.
  • Qualis Health: Award of Excellence for Emergency Department High Utilizer Program: Case Management to Improve Care, Outcomes and Cost.
  • State of Washington: Warren Featherstone Reid Award (2010) for community outreach with satellite clinics for HIV/AIDS patients.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration: Five-year grant awarded to Harborview and Downtown Emergency Service Center to improve the integration of primary and behavioral health services for adults with serious mental illness.
  • U.S. News & World Report: National recognition for Three Adult Specialties in its annual Best Hospital rankings for 2018-2019.
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  • Washington State Hospital Association: “Best Hands on Care” Award for improving hand hygiene in hospitals and reducing hospital-acquired infections.

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