The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases provides care to patients with infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, tropical diseases and travel related infections, and the entire spectrum of bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections. The Division staffs multiple inpatient and outpatient care sites in Seattle, Washington.
The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) is a 450 bed hospital that is one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, providing highly specialized care. Patients travel from across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho for these specialized services.
U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 America’s Best Hospitals ranked UW Medical Center twelfth in the nation and has named the hospital among the country’s best since the rankings began in 1993. The medical center also was named the nation’s first Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which has continued to honor UWMC with this award every four years since 1994.
Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is a 413 bed county hospital associated with UW and the only Level I 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.
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. Harborview has a specific mission to care for the community’s most vulnerable patients, including immigrants and the indigent who are prone to myriad infectious diseases.
The Seattle Veterans Affairs Hospital (VA Puget Sound Healthcare System) serves more than 70,000 veterans that live in the area. The Infectious Disease consult team cares for veterans with a variety of infectious diseases, including those acquired while overseas and more commonly encountered infections in medical and surgical patients.
Seattle Children’s Hospital is a 250 bed pediatric hospital.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (affectionately called “The Hutch”) is a world-class research institution. Milestone achievements include a critical role in the pioneering of hematopoetic stem cell transplantation, and the work of three Nobel Laureates currently on staff. The prevention, diagnosis, and management of infectious diseases among immunocompromised patients is a fundamental mission at the Hutch.
The clinical arm of the Hutch is called the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), and includes outpatient clinics at the Hutch campus, as well as inpatient wards at UWMC and Seattle Children’s.