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Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is becoming part of UW Medicine. The deal gives UW Medicine a presence in North Seattle and expands UW Medicine's clinical capacity to include cardiology, oncology and maternal and child care. The other hospitals in UW Medicine are UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

The UW Alumni Association has attained the status of University Laureate. UW Laureates are individuals and organizations whose financial support totals $1 million or more. The UWAA was honored for raising $1 million for student scholarships.


Joanne HarrellJoanne Harrell, '76, '79, chief of staff for the Original Equipment Manufacturing division at Microsoft, has been appointed to the University of Washington Board of Regents. She was recently inducted into the UW Department of Communication Hall of Fame.

David HughesDavid Hughes, '60, president of the Hungarian American Chamber of Commerce in Seattle, has been awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. The award honors his work in developing U.S.-Hungarian economic and commercial relations, and his promotion of the Hungarian political and economic democratization process.