Located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Madigan Army Medical Center comprises a network of Army medical facilities located in Washington and California that serve more than 100,000 Active-Duty service members, their families and retirees. Madigan’s mission is to proudly promote the health and wellness of America’s military family, and the vision is to be “patient-centered in all we do.”
Since its opening in 1944 as a temporary hospital for war wounded, Madigan has grown into a tertiary care medical center providing a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, patient-centered adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, behavioral health and wellness services. Madigan is proud to be a part of a dominant power projection platform for service members as a provider of safe, quality care; an unparalleled education facility; a state-of-the-art research platform; a leader in readiness and deployment medicine; and an engaged community partner.
Madigan maintains about 220 beds for inpatient care, and it can expand to accommodate more than 300 inpatients during periods of urgent need, including emergencies. Outpatients are seen at the hospital’s medical mall complex, handling nearly 1 million visits annually. Madigan performs more than 45 surgeries, fills nearly 4,000 prescriptions, and delivers eight babies daily.
As the U.S. Army’s second largest medical treatment facility and a state-of-the-art and technologically advanced medical center, Madigan is one of only two designated Level II trauma centers in Army Medicine and one of four in the state of Washington. Madigan participates in a unique partnership created in the late 1990s with civilian hospitals St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital called the Tacoma Trauma Trust to provide care to non-beneficiary trauma victims beyond the gates of JBLM.
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
In keeping with its reputation as an unparalleled teaching facility and modern research platform, Madigan also offers outstanding Graduate Medical and Nursing Education programs. In fact physician, nurse and medic students enrolled in Madigan’s Graduate Medical Education programs consistently score in the 90th percentile on state and national examinations. 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. Madigan also performs 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.
In 2016, Madigan added three new School-Based Health Centers for a total of seven clinics at community middle schools and high schools, allowing military dependent adolescent students to get care without even leaving their schools. Madigan also opened a Residential Treatment Facility, offering evidence-based medication treatments for substance abuse in a 28-day program to develop individual substance-use recovery plans for service members across the Pacific.
Madigan is proud of its achievements in delivering health care to its patients and for recognition as one of most wired hospitals by The Most Wired Survey, and for its environmentally friendly practices as recognized by Practice Greenhealth, a health care organization focusing on ways to reduce environmental footprints.
In early 2018, Madigan is partnering with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to open up an Intrepid Spirit Center to offer intensive outpatient therapy from a multi-disciplinary care team to service members dealing with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and pain management. Madigan is also leading the Department of Defense by establishing its first autism service center, the JBLM Center for Autism Resources, Education and Services, and by being the first large MTF to implement the new DOD electronic health record, MHS GENESIS.