How does SCCA relate to the Hutchinson Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Childrens?
SCCA is the host for patient-care services delivered by Hutchinson Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s physicians and mid-level practitioners. The Hutchinson Center remains an independent research institution, with an academic affiliation with UW Medicine. All of the Hutchinson Center divisions and research programs continue as Hutchinson Center entities, organizationally independent from the SCCA. For UW Medicine, the opening of the SCCA inpatient units at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) has increased inpatient volumes and staff at the medical center. Approximately half of the UWMC’s Cancer Center clinics were moved to the SCCA clinic in January 2001, along with the offices and support staff of the UWMC medical oncology unit and a few radiation oncology and surgical oncology faculty. Surgical and hospital-based oncology services remain at UWMC, as do the majority of radiation therapy services. Significant planning took place to ensure that there were consiste