Harborview: Your Hospital When You Need It
Harborview’s role in our community
Adult and Pediatric Trauma Care
Harborview provides 24/7 lifesaving care as the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center in the region.
Coordinating Regional Medical Responses
In the case of a major emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Harborview coordinates patient movement across the region’s hospitals.
Safety Net Hospital
Harborview provides compassionate care to individuals dealing with homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse and other barriers to accessing healthcare.
Harborview: here for you
Harborview Medical Center, owned by the citizens of King County, is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing primary and specialized care for all patients. Harborview is also the only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
Harborview's care teams turn life-threatening situations into hope and healing for countless people across our region. These are some of their stories.
When the mudslide hit
The Oso mudslide in March 2014 engulfed an entire neighborhood. Amanda Suddarth was home with her 5-month-old son, Duke, as the mudslide hit. Trapped in rubble, Amanda couldn’t move when Duke started turning blue.
Harborview ranks in the top 10% nationally for pediatric trauma performance. Trauma systems like Harborview reduce injury and mortality in children by up to 25%.
Harborview receives no operating dollars for the care it provides. Critical expansion and renovation projects are funded through King County voter-approved bonds.
Harborview's Behavioral Health Institute, emergency psychiatry care, first episode psychosis stabilization, peer bridge recovery, and tele-psych provide vital mental health resources to patients and physicians.
Nurses are embedded at Downtown Emergencies Services Center (DESC), as well as Plymouth Housing. The Pioneer Square Clinic continues to provide medical services to the homeless.
Harborview Medical Center
Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to preventing and managing illness and promoting and restoring health. Its mission is to provide care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the region, including the most vulnerable residents of King County; to provide and teach exemplary patient care; and to develop and maintain leading-edge centers of emphasis. Harborview is owned by King County, governed by a county-appointed board of trustees and managed by UW Medicine.
- The only Level 1 trauma center in the Pacific Northwest, serving adults and children
- Regional Burn Center
- Emergency medicine and disaster management
- Eye Institute
- HIV/AIDS care
- Neurosciences Institute and comprehensive stroke center
- Mental health services, including psychiatric emergency services and substance abuse
- Rehabilitation services
- Sexual assault and domestic violence care
- Sports, spine and orthopedic care
- Vascular care
- Uncompensated care for vulnerable populations
- Licensed beds: 413
- Employees: 5,516
- Admissions: 16,073
- Clinic visits: 258,406
- Emergency Department visits: 55,545
- Uncompensated care: 238 million*
*Reported for fiscal year 2018