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Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service
Date:1/10/2008

Finalists from Ashland, Ky., Lexington, Ky., and Newport News, Va. Also

Recognized

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. McGaw Prize. This is one of the most esteemed honors of excellence in community service in healthcare. As one of two primary teaching hospitals for the University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview is dedicated to providing and teaching exemplary patient care. Harborview, which is owned by King County, takes a proactive role in addressing the health and social needs of its underserved population, who typically face barriers in access to healthcare.

Each year, this $100,000 prize is presented to a healthcare organization that provides innovative programs that significantly improve the health and well being of the community. The Foster G. McGaw Prize is sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA), The Baxter International Foundation and the Cardinal Health Foundation.

Named as finalists and receiving $10,000 each are King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky., Saint Joseph HealthCare in Lexington, Ky., and Riverside Health System in Newport News, Va.

"The Foster G. McGaw Prize recognizes healthcare organizations that set a high standard for improving the lives of people in their communities. The winner and finalists this year are wonderful examples of the things that are happening in healthcare today," said Susan Manilow, chair of the Foster G. McGaw Prize Committee. "Through innovative leadership and partnerships, sustained commitment, and wide-ranging initiatives that achieve striking results in community health and vitality, these organizations truly make a difference in people's lives."

Harborview has been devoted to serving the poor, homeless, new immig
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