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Family Improves Care for Premature Babies

Heather and Warren McNeel’s son, Hudson, was born prematurely at 24 weeks — one of 1,400 premature babies born in the U.S. every day. Because Hudson needed the most complex level of neonatal care, he was transferred to UW Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). “I just felt this wave of comfort, because I […]

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UW Medical Center is First to Earn Six Magnet Nursing Designations

UW Medical Center is the first facility 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, and it has been continuously recertified since then. Fewer than 8 percent of U.S. hospitals carry the Magnet designation. Recognized facilities must meet […]

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Neighbors and the Gift of Health

When neighbor Kailyn McIrvin needed a liver transplant, Jaime Cuzick stepped in. UW Medicine surgeon Jorge Reyes, M.D., helps tell the moving story of a groundbreaking living liver transplant.

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UW Medical Center 1st in State to Implant Dissolving Stent

In July, UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center became the first cardiology program in Washington state to implant a dissolving coronary stent, a technological advance recently approved by the FDA. In the United States, about 850,000 people a year are implanted with stents, narrow tube-like scaffolds that create space for normal blood flow in arteries blocked […]

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UW Medicine Performs Region’s 1st Adult Intestine Transplant

A UW Medicine team in August became the first in the Pacific Northwest to transplant an intestine in an adult patient. Savanah Oberts, 26, of Lakebay, Washington, received a donor intestine and a liver on Aug. 8 at UW Medical Center in Seattle. She is recovering at the hospital but hopes to be discharged within […]

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UW Medical Center Ranked No. 1 Hospital in Seattle and State

UW Medical Center, part of the UW Medicine health system, has earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 ranking for care in Washington state and in the Seattle metro area. This is the fifth consecutive year that UW Medical Center has achieved that dual distinction. The news magazine has published its 2016-2017 national, state and […]

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