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Harborview Medical Center (Harborview) is owned by King County, governed by the Harborview Board of Trustees, and managed under contract by the University of Washington.

Harborview is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to the control of illness and the promotion and restoration of health. Its primary mission is to provide healthcare for the most vulnerable residents of King County; to provide and teach exemplary patient care; to provide care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the region; and to develop and maintain leading –edge centers of emphasis. As the only Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center in Washington state, Harborview provides specialized comprehensive emergency services to patients throughout the region, and serves as the disaster preparedness and disaster control hospital for Seattle and King County.

Harborview, in cooperation with UW Medicine, plans and coordinates with Public Health - Seattle & King County, other county agencies, community providers and are hospitals, to provide programs and services. The voters of King County support the capital infrastructure needs of the hospital through approval of bond funding measures. The last capital bond measure, approved in 2000, was approximately $200 million. Harborview now needs additional capital funding to improve service delivery in a viable financial model while addressing seismic risk.

A Harborview Capital Planning Leadership Group was called for by King County Council Motion 15183 in order to identify hospital and community needs and make recommendations regarding the capital program to the HMC Capital Planning Oversight Committee, the Harborview Board of Trustees, the King County Executive, and the King County Council.

At this time, the Harborview Leadership Group has concluded the scope of its work and the Harborview Bond Program launched its planning process for the hospital modernization.

To learn more about the Harborview modernization, click here.

For any questions or inquiries please contact the Harborview Bond Program at