Opened UW Neighborhood Clinics (now UW Medicine Primary Care), a network of community-based clinics located throughout the Puget Sound region.
UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital came together to form the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The first building in the UW Medicine South Lake Union campus opens. Since then, the campus has supported multidisciplinary research focused on the leading causes of human disease.
Initiated the first major capital campaign in the history of UW Medicine, chaired by the late Jeffrey Brotman. In 2008, the campaign successfully reached its $1 billion goal.
King County voters approved bonds to support the renovation and expansion of Harborview Medical Center. The expansion increased inpatient bed units and clinics and created modern spaces for a variety of programs, such as King County’s Medical Examiner, UW Medicine Eye Institute and a number of other UW Medicine outpatient clinics.
Established the Department of Genome Sciences.
President Jimmy Carter and William H. Gates III spoke at the opening of the William H. Foege Building that is the home for the Departments of Genome Sciences and Bioengineering.
Founded the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine at the University of Washington.
UW Medicine, in collaboration with seven UW schools and colleges and five universities in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho), partnered with Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s to establish the Institute for Translational Health Sciences.
UW Board of Regents approved the formation of the UW Medicine Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Founded the Department of Global Health as a joint department of the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health with a generous gift and endowment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and complementary Washington state resources.
Established the Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center.
Northwest Hospital & Medical Center joined UW Medicine.
Valley Medical Center joined UW Medicine via a long-term alliance agreement.
Creation of the UW Medicine Institute for Protein Design.
UW Medical Center opened its new Montlake Tower in 2012.
Development of the UW Medicine Accountable Care Network, a network of healthcare organizations and professionals focused on improving patient experience, population health and lowering cost of care on a per capita basis.
Finalized UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Partnership.
UW School of Medicine launched a new curriculum featuring more active learning, shorter class hours, and increased emphasis on the lifelong learning skills physicians need to keep up-to-date throughout their careers.
Accelerate: The Campaign for UW Medicine publicly launched. By the campaign close in 2020, more than $2.5 billion was raised to advance patient care, medical education and research.
UW Medicine and MultiCare announced a new alliance.
UW Board of Regents established the Department of Emergency Medicine.
The Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine founded by UW Medicine, Fred Hutch and Seattle Children’s.
UW Medicine and RCCH HealthCare Partners (now LifePoint Health after a merger) launched a partnership to support community, rural hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.
UW Board of Regents established the Department of Health Metrics Sciences, the world’s first academic department devoted to the science of health metrics.
The Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions was established to investigate the effects of aging, trauma and addiction.
UW Medical Center became a two campus hospital that includes Northwest and Montlake campuses.
UW Medicine officially established its Office of Healthcare Equity.
UW Medicine faculty and staff led clinical, research, public health, and education/training responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With support from Gov. Inslee and the Washington State Legislature, construction began on the new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at UW Medical Center – Northwest. UW Medicine will operate this 150-bed facility starting in 2023.
Formed the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, a unified adult cancer research and care center that brings together Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) into a single, independent, nonprofit organization that is also a clinically integrated part of UW Medicine and UW Medicine’s cancer program.