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  • University of Washington Medical Center is one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, which provides highly specialized medical care in areas such as cardiology, high-risk pregnancy and neonatal intensive care, oncology, orthopaedics and organ transplantation. Patients travel from across Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho for these specialized services. U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of America’s Best Hospitals ranked UW Medical Center thirteenth in the nation in overall rankings. UWMC has been ranked among the country’s best since the rankings began in 1993. The medical center also was named the nation’s first Magnet Hospital for excellence in nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which has continued to honor UWMC with this award every four years since 1994. UW Medical Center is part of the UW Medicine health system, which also includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest. UW Medical Center partners with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s through the Seattle CancerCare Alliance to provide the most advanced cancer diagnosis and treatment available.