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Facts At A Glance
The Clinical Center consists of two main facilities —
  • The original Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center is a 14-story, 2.5-million-square-feet building made from 7 million bricks, with more than 5,000 rooms, nine miles of corridor, 15 outpatient clinics, and a Department of Laboratory Medicine housed in a space the size of a football field. Before the Hatfield Center was opened, the Magnuson Center housed 24 inpatient care units.
  • The new 870,000-square-feet Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, has 240 inpatient beds and 82 day-hospital stations. Groundbreaking was in November 1997. Dedication ceremonies were on Sept. 22, 2004.

Did you know that the Clinical Center has —

  • More than 10,000 new patients in 2013
  • More than 5,800 inpatient admissions in 2013
  • More than 102,000 outpatient visits in 2013
  • An average hospital stay of 9.3 days
  • Some 1,200 credentialed physicians, dentists, and PhD researchers
  • 620 nurses
  • 450 allied health-care professionals, such as pharmacists, dietitians, medical technologists, imaging technologists, therapists, medical records and medical supply staff
  • More than 1,600 laboratories conducting basic and clinical research

And that —

  • As a research facility, only patients with the precise kind or stage of illness under investigation are admitted for treatment. There are no labor and delivery services and no other services common to community hospitals. Referral by a medical practitioner familiar with the patient's care is preferable. However, in certain instances, self-referral may be appropriate.

  • Areas of clinical study include aging; alcohol abuse and alcoholism; allergy, arthritis, musculoskeletal and skin diseases; cancer; child health; chronic pain; deafness and other communication disorders; dental and orofacial disorders; diabetes; digestive and kidney diseases; eye disorders; heart, lung, and blood diseases; infectious diseases; medical genetics; mental health; neurological disorders; and stroke. Additionally, the NIH Clinical Center is seeking to improve the visibility of minority health disparities research and other health disparities research as well as expand the role of such research in learning why some groups have disproportionately high rates of disease.

This page last updated on 06/9/14


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