Harborview Medical Center is a research and teaching hospital in Seattle, Washington. The facility is owned by King County, Washington and managed by the University of Washington. Harborview specializes in trauma care, burns, HIV, AIDS, neurosurgery and neurology, and is divided into a number of specialized centers including the Injury Prevention and Research Center, Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, Children's Response Center, Airlift Northwest and Medic One.
The center was founded in 1877 as the county welfare hospital, when the city of Seattle was only 24 years old. In November of 1928, King County approved a $2.75 million bond to move and upgrade the facility. Construction was completed in 1930. The University of Washington took over management in 1967 and expanded the focus of the facility to include teaching and research. Harborview currently has 351 patient beds and employs 3,029 full-time staff members as of 1999.