Charged with providing world-class patient care to more than 100,000 beneficiaries through a network of healthcare facilities located in Washington, Oregon and California, the Madigan Healthcare System is one of the most state-of-the-art, preeminent healthcare organizations in the U.S. Army.
At its heart is Madigan Army Medical Center, an ever-expanding care facility occupying more than 120 acres of land on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash. With 57,000 beneficiaries, the medical center’s tri-service mission encompasses active duty, family members and military retirees residing in its 40-mile catchment area.
Through all of life’s stages, Madigan’s commitment to care is unrivaled, with more than 5,500 civilian and military doctors, nurses, residents, interns and fellows providing world-class care every day. Madigan also benefits from a robust internal American Red Cross program; about 200 volunteers donate thousands of hours monthly.
Since its opening in 1944 as a temporary hospital for war wounded, Madigan has grown to include a full spectrum of specialty and subspecialty services for adult and pediatric patients to include Developmental Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology, and Radiation Therapy. While the hospital continues to evolve and expand to meet the health care needs of its beneficiaries, it has remained committed to providing quality care, top-notch customer service and progressive deployment medicine while promoting a people friendly culture.
As one of the U.S. Army’s most state-of-the-art and technically advanced medical centers, Madigan is one of only three designated Level II trauma centers throughout the U.S. Medical Command (MEDCOM). Additionally, Madigan’s Andersen Simulation Center, which helps train thousands of doctors, nurses and medics each year, holds the distinction of being the first educational institution in the Department of Defense accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Finally, Madigan continues to consistently be named among the “100 Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems” by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.
In keeping with its reputation as an unparalleled teaching facility and modern research platform, Madigan also boasts outstanding Graduate Medical and Nursing Education Programs. Residents and fellows enrolled in Madigan’s Graduate Medical Education program consistently score in the 90th percentile on state and national examinations. Furthermore, Madigan Army Medical Center has or is currently performing research across the entire spectrum of clinical trials, from phase I to phase IV, allowing critical safety and efficacy data to be collected for health interventions.
Madigan continues its tradition of leading the way in patient care through initiatives such as TeamSTEPPS, a teamwork system developed at the hospital designed to improve quality, safety and efficiency of health care. The hospital also brings its “Care with Compassion” to the far corners of the globe with an average of 40 Soldiers deployed at any given time through the Army Medical Department's Professional Filler System.
As part of the Western Regional Medical Command, the largest of three regions in the U.S. Army Medical Command, Madigan Healthcare System is perfectly poised to deliver the support the command needs to perform its mission of providing synchronized command and control, resource allocation and oversight to the nine Medical Treatment Facilities and two detachments under its control, ensuring a healthy military community and ready adaptive force.