UW Medicine (Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center), Seattle, Washington
Our Mission: To improve the health of the public
At UW Medicine, we work together as a team—with you at its center—to provide the most effective and compassionate care, always. From proactive preventive care to breakthrough discoveries fresh from the lab, UW Medicine is here for you today, and training for your tomorrow.
Working at UW Medicine is not just a job, it’s a calling. Our mission is improving the health of the public, and we do that worldwide, from the neighborhoods of Seattle to the remote areas of Africa.
Our employees provide patient-centered care at our two leading academic medical centers and our many hospital- and community-based clinics. Our researchers are leading scientists whose medical discoveries set the standard of care across the globe. Our faculty teach the next generation of innovative physicians and health-care professionals.
Whether you work at the bedside or at the research bench, in the clinic or in the Emergency Department, you are on the leading edge of health care.
Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is the only level one trauma center and burn center, for both adults and pediatrics, for all of Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Harborview is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview is the recipient of the prestigious Beacons Award for Critical Care Excellence. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.
University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is a world-renowned academic medical center. UW Medicine physicians and other healthcare professionals based at UW Medical Center provide highly specialized services for cardiac care; cancer care and stem cell transplantation; obstetrical care (including a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit); sports, spine and orthopedics care; and solid organ transplantation. UW Medical Center has been ranked consistently among the top 15 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
The hospital was recognized for excellence in nursing care when it became the nation’s first Magnet Hospital in 1994, and it has met the rigorous criteria of the American Nurses Credentialing Center to renew this designation for the sixth consecutive time.
UW Medicine (including HMC and UWMC) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.