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July 24, 2003

UW Medical Center among top 10 in new US News survey

UW Medical Center has achieved a top 10 ranking among the premier hospitals in the country, according to U.


July 17, 2003

UW Medical Center joins top 10 among nation’s Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center has achieved a top 10 ranking among the premier hospitals in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2003 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” which will be updated in its July 28 issue, available July 21.


June 20, 2003

UW mourns loss of Dr. Belding H. Scribner

Dr. Belding H. Scribner, professor emeritus of medicine in the University of Washington School of Medicine and an inventor whose device has saved millions of lives, died in Seattle on June 19, 2003.


May 29, 2003

Results mixed in lung surgery study

Results of the largest study of bilateral lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) to treat severe emphysema indicate that, on average, patients who undergo LVRS with medical therapy are more likely to function better after two years and do not face an increased risk of death compared to those who receive medical therapy only.


April 3, 2003

UW Medical Center moves Dermatology and Dentistry Centers to Roosevelt

UW Medical Center’s Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, General Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centers have moved into spacious new quarters at UWMC-Roosevelt.


December 16, 2002

UW’s network of neighborhood clinics earns another perfect score from national accrediting organization

UW Physicians Neighborhood Clinics received an exceptional score of 100 percent in a reaccreditation survey performed by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).


November 7, 2002

Male contraception: UW becomes leading center for research on new methods

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $9.


October 30, 2002

New $9.5 million grant to support Male Contraception Research Center

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $9.5 million grant to the University of Washington to establish a new interdisciplinary Male Contraception Research Center.


October 10, 2002

Walker named medical director of UW Medical Center

Dr. Edward A. Walker, professor and vice chair of the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been named medical director of University of Washington Medical Center, announced Dr. Paul G. Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Walker will also serve as an associate dean of the School of Medicine.


September 25, 2002

Dr. Belding H. Scribner receives Lasker Award

Dr. Belding H. Scribner, professor emeritus of medicine in the University of Washington School of Medicine, will be honored with the Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research on Friday, Sept. 27, in recognition of his pioneering work in kidney dialysis, which has saved millions of lives.


July 25, 2002

Surgery Pavilion at halfway point

The UW Medical Center Surgery Pavilion has reached the halfway point, with one year of construction completed and another still to go before the facility opens in 2003.


July 12, 2002

UW Medical Center ranked 11th among nation’s Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center moved up one place in its ranking among the top hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2002 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” which was updated in its July 22 issue, available July 15.


March 28, 2001

Kathleen Sellick named executive director of UW Medical Center

Dr. Paul G. Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine, announced today the appointment of Kathleen Sellick as executive director of University of Washington Medical Center.


May 14, 1999

Chip Hanauer’s restored voice gives him a new lease on life

Chip Hanauer was at the pinnacle of the unlimited hydroplane racing world when he walked away three years ago, having won the sport?s top race, the APBA Gold Cup, 10 times, and 58 races overall.



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