UW Medicine Long-Term Care Service (LTCS)
About the Long Term Care Service
Formal affiliations have been established with 14 skilled nursing facilities as well as several assisted living facilities and group homes to specifically accommodate patients discharged from either the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System (Average Daily Census ~ 800). About 10% of patients are cared for in their own homes. Fellows of the Long Term Care Service learn the principles of care for patients in nursing homes, assisted living, and house calls, with frequent interactions with hospice services and home health agencies in these settings.
This service is directed by a full-time faculty member of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and consists of six faculty physicians and six nurse practitioners. The clinical and teaching program includes longitudinal care for a panel of patients, weekly attending rounds, and twice-monthly conferences on clinical problems in nursing home care or management issues of a nursing home practice. There is also a one- month block experience to reinforce interdisciplinary team care and to learn skills related to the role of a medical director of such facilities.
Contact providers by calling 206-744-5415
or the HMC paging operator at 206-744-3000.
Chief: Wayne C McCormick MD MPH FACP
Clinic Manager: Kate Friedenbach
HMC Patient Service Coordinator: Rebecca Laine
UW Patient Service Coordinator: Shinetra Pryor