The University of Washington is the third-largest employer in Washington State, following Boeing and Microsoft; and is one of the country’s largest universities with over 42,000 students, 16,000 staff and 5,800 faculty. For more than three decades, the UW has secured more federal research funding than any other public university in the United States–currently more that a billion dollars annually. The university maintains three main campuses in the greater Seattle area, with the largest campus containing over 500 buildings (20 million square feet of space) on 600 acres of beautifully-maintained grounds.
UW Medicine owns or operates University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, a network of nine UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, the physician practice UW Physicians, the UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s.
The 450-bed UW Medical Center is located along the Montlake Cut on the south end of the main University of Washington campus and is easily accessible by car and public transit from Interstate 5 and State Road 520. UW Medical Center includes the main medical center and outpatient primary and specialty care centers including UW Medical Center at Roosevelt, located just west of the main campus.
The 413-bed Harborview Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading hospitals and the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. The medical center offers highly specialized services such as trauma and burn care, as well as neurosurgery, eye care, vascular, rehabilitation, sleep medicine and spine care. The medical center is owned by King County, governed by a board of trustees appointed by the county and managed by the University of Washington. Harborview has a specific mission to care for the community’s most vulnerable patients and provided $187 million in charity care in fiscal year 2010.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is one of the world’s premiere research institutions, home to three Nobel Laureates (including Dr. E. Donnall Thomas, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for his contributions to the field of bone marrow transplantation) and many other global leaders in life sciences research. The center receives more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public or private research institution in the world. Fred Hutch, together with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), comprise the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The Consortium is among 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide. More than 2,760 people work for Fred Hutch, including nearly 200 scientific faculty and more than 550 predoctoral and post-doctoral researchers and other scientific staff.
Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center occupies a 14-acre campus on the shores of South Lake Union, the regional hub for life sciences. The campus – a 5-minute trolley-ride from the center of downtown – is easily accessible by car, bus, and bike. The campus offers over half a million square feet of research space with state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical facilities. In addition its research and office space, the center also operates a large number of shared resources that provide a variety of support services for research work such as imaging, laboratory, and computing services.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a world-class cancer care consortium comprised of medical care professionals from Seattle Children’s Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington. The SCCA inpatient is located at the UW Medical Center and includes our inpatient hematopoietic cell transplant service and our general oncology/hematology services. Outpatient transplant patients are treated at the SCCA clinic located adjacent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus.
Since 1923, VA Puget Sound has distinguished itself as a leader in teaching, research and patient care while earning prestigious recognition as part of the largest health care network in the country. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs of more than 80,000 Veterans living in the Pacific Northwest.
The VA Puget Sound Seattle Branch is a 428-bed acute care facility that includes all medical and surgical disciplines. On average, 650 new cancer cases are diagnosed annually and 550 new cancer patients receive treatment. Referrals to the Seattle Branch come from other VA institutions nationwide including the system of military hospitals. In addition to the consultative and clinic services the Seattle Branch has an active hematopoietic cell transplantation program. The 8-bed unit performs 45 to 55 transplants per year for patients with hematologic malignancies and aplastic anemia.
Bloodworks Northwest, formerly known as Puget Sound Blood Center, collects, tests and provides blood components to more than 70 hospitals in Western Washington, operates specialized diagnostic and testing laboratories supporting organ transplant and cancer treatment centers, and an umbilical cord blood program providing stem cells used in cancer treatment and research. BWNW’s integrated Research Institute is pushing back the boundaries of medical science relating to blood biology, transfusion, thrombosis, blood disorders and organ transplantation. The Hemophilia Care Program helps people with hemophilia obtain early, effective treatment and acquire skills that foster independence and minimize the acute and chronic complications of hemophilia. The BWNW campus is located just a few blocks north from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood.