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October 21, 2010

UW Medicine physicians participate in concussion roundtable

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October 7, 2010

Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients

Surgeons at UW Medicine in Seattle and at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine have determined that transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) is a safe, effective option for treating a variety of advanced brain diseases and traumatic injuries.

September 30, 2010

Scarless brain surgery is new option for patients

The procedure is performed through the eye socket, thereby eliminating removal of the top of the skull to reach the brain.

August 19, 2010

Bellevue’s Taste of Main event Aug. 21 to help children on the Eastside

The second annual Taste of Main will take place from 11 a.

April 1, 2010

UW Medicine neurosurgeon to co-chair National Football League injury committee

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June 8, 2009

UW Medical Center performs 500th heart and 500th lung transplants

Susan Gregg-Hanson, (206) 616-6730/ cell: (206) 390-3226 / <A href="mailto:sghanson@u.

June 11, 2008

Harborview celebrates opening of new inpatient expansion building named in honor of Norm Maleng

Harborview Medical Center celebrates the opening of its new inpatient expansion building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

January 10, 2008

Harborview Medical Center in Seattle receives $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service

CHICAGO, January 10, 2008 — Honoring the outstanding leadership, unwavering spirit of excellence and remarkable achievements in its community, Harborview Medical Center of Seattle is the recipient of the prestigious 2007 Foster G.

August 22, 2005

Toyota dealers commit $1 million to Harborview Medical Center

Western Washington Toyota dealers will donate $100,000 annually for the next 10 years to Harborview Medical Center — the longest multi-year commitment ever made to the hospital.

August 31, 2004

Harborview to offer free Legs For Life® screening event Sept. 18

Harborview Medical Center physicians and staff will do their part to improve the cardiovascular health of the community by offering free Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) screenings 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Harborview’s Patient and Family Resource Center (325 9th Avenue, ground floor of East Hospital near the Gift Shop).

November 6, 2003

Project uses Internet as tool for diabetes management

Seeking to realize the full potential of the emerging field of e-health – the use of interactive technologies to improve health behavior and disease management –the UW School of Medicine is one of 18 sites to have been awarded a grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its Health e-Technologies Initiative national program.

September 2, 2003

Harborview to offer Legs For Life(TM) screening event Sept. 13

Harborview Medical Center physicians and staff will do their part to improve the cardiovascular health of the community by offering free Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) screenings 9 a.

July 25, 2003

U.S. News & World Report Magazine Names Harborview’s Orthopaedics Department as 9th in the Country

U.S. News & World Report Magazine rated Harborview Medical Center’s Orthopaedics Department as one of the top 10 centers for orthopaedic care in the country.

April 14, 2003

Harborview selected as one of only three hospitals in the country for an International Medical Surgical Response Team

Harborview Medical Center was recently selected under the auspices of Homeland Security as one of only three hospitals in the country to participate as a lead institution for an International Medical Surgical Response Team or (IMSURT).

April 11, 2003

King County Council Unanimously Approves Funding to Move Forward on the Design Phase of Harborview’s Bond Project

The King County Council this week unanimously approved Harborview’s Bond Project Ordinance to move forward on the schematic design of the project. This marks a significant milestone and lays the foundation for the project to proceed through design and construction.

February 20, 2003

Ultrasound Provides a New Way to Look at Heart Health

Seattle — Every 53 seconds, someone in America has a stroke.

February 4, 2003

Turner Construction named general contractor construction manager of Harborview’s bond project

Turner Construction has been named the General Contractor Construction Manager (GCCM) of the King County/Harborview Medical Center bond project.

September 6, 2002

Things Families Can Do to Cope with Post-September 11 Reactions

After exposure to traumatic events, such as last year’s Sept. 11 tragedy, it is common and normal to have unsettling feelings, thoughts and behaviors. As media feature post-Sept. 11 articles and programs, your sense of safety and security may leave you feeling vulnerable and insecure in your environment

June 27, 2002

Fluid forces within the body help invasive bacteria

Researchers at the University of Washington have learned that something most people take for granted is not true: that the force of fluids within the human body helps to break the adhesive bonds of invasive bacteria and counterbalance infection.

June 10, 2002

Summer teen volunteer opportunities available at Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center is looking for motivated and responsible teen volunteers, ages 14-18 years for its Summer Teen Volunteer Program.

May 16, 2002

Don’t forget seat belts and depend on air bags, HMC study shows

Driver air bags offer relatively little benefit in road vehicle crashes compared with seat belts, according to a study published in the May 11 issue of the British Medical Journal.

May 14, 2002

Seat Belts Offer More Protection Than Air Bags

Driver air bags offer relatively little benefit in road vehicle crashes compared with seat belts, according to a study published in the May 11 issue of the British Medical Journal. The study was conducted by researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center (HIPRC).

May 3, 2002

Harborview Presents

Seattle, WA ­ Harborview Medical Center will host an educational event for stroke survivors, their families and friends from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Harborview Research and Training Building, 300 9th Ave., Seattle.

March 29, 2002

Management Agreement Approved for Harborview Bond Project

The University of Washington Board of Regents unanimously approved a project management agreement authorizing UW Capital Projects Office to serve as project manager of the $193 million voter approved bond project to finance earthquake stabilization and bed expansion at Harborview Medical Center.

February 25, 2002

The 10th Annual Salute Harborview!! Gala

Join us in celebrating 10 years of Saluting Harborview Medical Center to support the efforts of the region’s only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center. Proceeds will benefit the endowment of a Chair in Harborview’s Trauma Surgery Department.

February 11, 2002

Harborview Urges King County to Increase Booster Seat Usage in Preparation for Upcoming New Law

Physicians at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center urge King County residents today to prepare for a new child passenger safety law by putting their 4-8 year-old children in booster seats when travelling in motor vehicles.

January 9, 2002

Harborview Medical Center event honors Martin Luther King Jr. in speech, song and celebration

Harborview Medical Center will celebrate the legacy of Rev.

December 20, 2001

Discovery Health documentaries premiere on Jan. 6

The Discovery Health documentaries produced at Harborview this summer are scheduled to air Sunday, Jan. 6. The shows focus on HMC’s orthopaedics and neurosciences programs. Two video crews were on-site at the medical center for eight weeks under the direction of Community Relations. Many thanks to the staff, patients and families who gave permission to document the outstanding programs and services at Harborview.

October 23, 2001

Hospitals, Health Departments Prepare for Possible Bioterrorism

Yesterday, at a more-than-capacity meeting sponsored by Harborview Medical Center, the Washington State Hospital Association, and the Central Region Trauma Council, hospital and health department leaders continued their preparations for dealing with bioterrorism. More than 400 people attended the meeting, which was also broadcast via live feed to several locations and taped for later distribution to other hospitals and health departments statewide.

October 2, 2001

NIGMS Awards “Glue Grant” to Probe Body’s Response to Burn and Trauma Injury

People who survive serious injuries caused by burn or trauma face a long and difficult recovery period riddled with many potentially fatal complications along the way. Researchers yearn to understand the critical features that can tip the delicate balance of a severely injured body toward recovery, and those factors that cause people to die from such injuries–sometimes weeks after the injury occurred. Identifying those factors could help guide physicians in choosing the best treatment in response to a life-threatening injury.

September 18, 2001

Firefighter Jason Emhoff Speaks to Media Thursday, September 20

Jason Emhoff, the firefighter burned in the Thirty Mile Fire in Okanogan County, will speak to the media Thursday, September 20 at 10 a.m.

August 8, 2001

Tee up Sept. 10 for the annual Harborview Medical Center Classic!

The 2001 Harborview Classic golf tournament is set for Monday, September 10