Harborview Medical Center

325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Harborview's Mission:

Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County, governed by the Harborview Board of Trustees, and managed under contract by the University of Washington.

Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive health-care facility dedicated to the control of illness and the promotion and restoration of health. Its primary mission is to provide and teach exemplary patient care and to provide health care for those patients King County is obligated to serve.

About Harborview Medical Center:

Harborview Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and the only Level 1 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.

Harborview received the 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service in recognition of the important role Harborview plays in delivering high quality health care throughout the community. In addition, U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 America’s Best Hospitals ranked Harborview among the nation’s top three hospitals in rehabilitation care and among the top 20 in neurology, neurosurgery and orthopaedics.

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. It is one of two academic medical centers in the UW Medicine health-care system, which also includes UW Medical Center, the UW School of Medicine, UW Neighborhood Clinics and Airlift Northwest, an emergency air transport service that serves the region. Harborview has a specific mission to care for the community’s most vulnerable patients. It also is the Disaster Control Hospital for Seattle and King County.

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