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GETTING HERE

 

Transportation

 

NWHMC

UW Medicine paid parking information

Paid parking on weekdays

UW Medicine free parking information

Free parking on weekends

UW Medicine birth facilities bus information

On bus routes

UW Medicine birth facilities accessibility to freeways

Easy freeway access

UWMC

UW Medicine paid parking information

Paid parking on weekdays

UW Medicine valet parking information

Valet parking

UW Medicine birth facilities bus information  
UW Medicine birth facilities light rail information  

On bus and light rail routes

UW Medicine birth facilities accessibility to freeways

Easy freeway access

VMC

UW Medicine free parking information

Free Parking

UW Medicine valet parking information

Free valet parking

UW Medicine birth facilities bus information

On bus routes

UW Medicine birth facilities accessibility to freeways

Easy freeway access

SERVICES PROVIDED

 

Provider types

 
NWHMC
UW Medicine providers at Northwest Hospital
  • OB/GYNs
  • Family Medicine MDs
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Professional advancement and training site
UWMC
UW Medicine providers at UW Medical Center
  • OB/GYNs
  • Family Medicine MDs
  • Residents with OB/GYNs or Family Medicine MDs
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists
  • Professional advancement and training site
VMC
UW Medicine providers at Valley Medical Center
  • OB/GYNs
  • Family Medicine MDs
  • Certified Nurse Midwives
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics Residents
  • Professional advancement and training site

NICU

 

NWHMC

Level II Special Care Nursery Patients are referred to UWMC for on-site Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

UWMC

UW Medicine Level IV NICU at UWMC

Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Highest level available

VMC

UW Medicine Level III NICU at Valley Medical Center

Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Jointly staffed by Seattle Children’s & UW providers

Multiples

 
NWHMC
Northwest Hospital Delivers Multiples 

Delivers multiples > 34 weeks gestation with estimated birth weight > 2,000 grams

UWMC
UW Medical Center Delivers Multiples 

Delivers any amount/type of multiples

VMC
Valley Medical Center Delivers Multiples 

Delivers most sets of multiples

High risk

 

NWHMC

Maternal Fetal Medicine at Northwest Hospital

No Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services on site

Patients are referred to the UWMC program when needed

UWMC

Maternal Fetal Medicine at UWMC

Comprehensive Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services available

Regional leader - no case is too high-risk

VMC

Maternal Fetal Medicine at Valley Medical Center

Comprehensive Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) services available

Higher-risk MFM services may need to be provided at UWMC

Languages spoken

 

NWHMC

Languages translated at Northwest Hospital

Free and professional interpretation/translation services for over 128 languages and dialects

Languages translated at UWMC

Communication assistance for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing

UWMC

Languages translated at Valley Medical Center

Free and professional interpretation/translation services for over 128 languages and dialects

Languages translated at UW Medicine

Communication assistance for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing

VMC

Languages translated at UW Medicine

Free and professional interpretation/translation services for over 128 languages and dialects

Languages translated at UW Medicine

Communication assistance for patients who are deaf or hard of hearing

AMENITIES

 

Room features

 

NWHMC

Partner Beds at Northwest Hospital

Partner beds and side-by-side cribs. Private rooms available.

Birthing tubs at Northwest Hospital

Tubs in most rooms

WiFi at Northwest Hospital

Free Wi-Fi

UWMC

Partner bed at UWMC

Partner beds and side-by-side cribs. Private rooms available.

Birthing tubs at UWMC

Tubs in every room

WiFi at UWMC

Free Wi-Fi

VMC

Partner Beds at Valley Medical Center

Partner beds and side-by-side cribs. Private rooms available.

Birthing tubs at Valley Medical Center

Tubs in every room

WiFi at Valley Medical Center

Free Wi-Fi

Rooms with a view

 
NWHMC
Virtual tour of Northwest Hospital Labor and Delivery 

Press “play” for 360° virtual tour

UWMC
Virtual Tour of UWMC Labor and Delivery 

Press “play” for 360° virtual tour

VMC
Virtual Tour of Valley Medical Center Labor and Delivery 

Press “play” for 360° virtual tour

Hospital perks

 

NWHMC

Food at Northwest Hospital

Food and beverage options for friends and family, including Starbucks coffee bars, cafes, and vending machines. Room service on demand.

Newborn photography at Northwest Hospital

Gift shop and on-site newborn photography

UWMC

Food at UWMC

Food and beverage options for friends and family, including coffee bars, cafes, and vending machines. Room service on demand.

Gift shop at UWMC

Gift shop

VMC

Food at Valley

Food and beverage options for friends and family, including coffee bars, cafes, and vending machines. Room service on demand.

Gift shop at Valley

Gift shop

TAKE A TOUR AND SAY HELLO

 

Tour information

 
NWHMC
UWMC
VMC

All of our facilities have attained the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation and we invite you to come for a visit. Our tours are free of charge, but we ask that you register in advance so we can keep the group size small. A small group size allows you to ask all your questions (downloadable PDF below) and enables our tour guides to offer you personal attention.
We look forward to meeting you!

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