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Northwest Hospital & Medical Center to Join UW Medicine
Date:9/17/2009

lth status," said Bill Schneider, president and CEO of Northwest Hospital. "By collaborating with UW Medicine, we will be able to enhance and expand services and facilities, giving our community greater access to more healthcare options. This relationship will also help UW Medicine and Northwest Hospital support each other in meeting the ever-changing challenges and demands that healthcare organizations face each day."

The UW Board of Regents endorsement enables UW Medicine CEO Paul Ramsey to execute the documents necessary to implement the affiliation on behalf of the University.

UW Medicine has had a relationship with Northwest Hospital since 1997, when the two entities signed a Cooperative Program Agreement to establish a long-term and durable relationship to collaborate on selected patient care, clinical research and educational activities. In 1998, a Northwest Hospital-based UW Medicine cardiac surgery program was developed. It is now ranked as the leading cardiac surgery program in the Puget Sound region. UW and Northwest Hospital anticipate the first opportunities for clinical collaboration under the new affiliation will center around cardiovascular services, oncology services and maternal and child health.

"It is clear that our successful existing relationship, as well as the potential for new programs in clinical care, teaching and research helped lead us to a larger partnership," said Ramsey. "We look forward to working closely with Northwest Hospital to improve the health of the public."

About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Founded in 1960, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit hospital located minutes north of downtown Seattle. With 281 licensed beds, more than 1,600 employees and all private rooms, it offers some of the most innovative, technologically advanced medical care available. Major clinical programs and
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