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March 8, 2019

2018 LGBT Healthcare Equality Leaders

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All four UW Medicine hospitals were named leaders in LGBT health care equality in the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Healthcare Equality Index. Source: Human Rights Campaign


November 19, 2018

UW Medicine charitable care 2017

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UW Medicine provided more than $417 million in uncompensated care in fiscal year 2017. Source: UW Medicine


October 31, 2018

Practice GreenHealth Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award

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The University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center were selected for Practice GreenHealth’s 2017 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award. The award recognizes the top 25 health care facilities across the U.S. that best exemplify environmental excellence. Source: Practice GreenHealth


Neuroscience and behavior global universities ranking

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The UW’s neuroscience and behavior program was named No. 21 globally according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Global Universities rankings. Source: UW News


Immunology global universities ranking

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The UW’s immunology program was named No. 10 globally according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Global Universities rankings. Source: UW News


Clinical medicine global universities ranking

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The UW’s clinical medicine program was named No. 6 globally according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Global Universities rankings. Source: UW News


August 14, 2018

2018-19 U.S. News & World Report best hospital rankings

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For the seventh year in a row, University of Washington Medical Center was named the No. 1 hospital in Washington state and in the Seattle metro area by U.S. News & World Report. UW Medical Center was also ranked No. 5 nationally for rehabilitation medicine and No. 12 in diabetes and endocrinology. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/UW Medical…


August 14, 2017

2017 Environmental Excellence Awards

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In 2017, UW Medical Center and Harborview received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. This is the 11th consecutive year for UW Medical Center and 6th for Harborview to receive this top honor. Source: UW Sustainability


July 17, 2017

Number of UW medicine hospitals

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UW Medicine operates four hospitals: Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, UW Medical Center and Valley Medical Center. Source: UW Medicine


December 12, 2016

UW Medical Center Magnet designations

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UW Medical Center is the first hospital in the world to earn a sixth Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. It was also the first hospital ever to earn the designation, in 1994. Source: UW Health Sciences NewsBeat



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