Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center unites comprehensive care and advanced research to provide the latest cancer treatment options and accelerate discoveries that prevent, treat and defeat cancer and infectious diseases worldwide.
An independent, nonprofit organization, Fred Hutch also serves as UW Medicine’s cancer program. This relationship allows for enhanced care coordination with one of the world’s leading integrated health systems.
What this means for your care
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center will accelerate the development, evaluation, and use of new cancer discoveries and treatments and will offer patients greater access to clinical trials, bringing research and clinical care closer together. For current patients the superior care you have come to expect from us will continue uninterrupted. For example, as part of the transition to Fred Hutch there will be no changes to your doctor or care team. Over the longer term, this update to our structure will enable us to improve patients’ care experiences and increase integration across your care team.
Fred Hutch will focus on integrating teams and operations over the coming weeks and months but you will see some new changes coming soon.
- MyChart: Between October 1-3, our electronic health records system will be updated with our new name and logo. If you haven’t already signed up for MyChart, please take a few minutes to sign up for MyChart.
- NOTE: Our immunotherapy and bone marrow transplant patients should continue direct communication with their care team.
- Patient education and forms: After October 3, you will begin seeing education handouts and forms with our new name and logo. We anticipate it will take a few months for all patient education materials to reflect our new name and logo.
- Billing statements: The bills you currently receive from SCCA will come from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. As of October, you will see the new logo on your bills.
- Signs inside our clinics, on our buildings and our shuttles: In October, temporary signs will begin replacing existing signs. Permanent signage will be in place in the coming months. The new logo will appear on shuttles between the former SCCA and UW Medicine in October.
- Website: Between October 1–3, you will see a new look on the SCCA website with the new name and logo. If you visit FredHutch.org, you will see a similar change. Over the next year, we will have some of the same content on each website. Eventually, the sites will be combined under a single web address.
During the transition and afterward, high-quality patient care, research and operations will continue uninterrupted. Seattle Children's, an original SCCA alliance partner, will work in close partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center to advance breakthroughs in adult and pediatric oncology.
Our relationship with UW Medicine
Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit organization that also serves as the cancer program for UW Medicine. This relationship allows for enhanced care coordination with one of the world’s leading integrated health systems.
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Helpful information for patients
Contact us directly with our online form if you have a question or would like more information.
Our patients have several choices on where to receive their care within the Puget Sound area. You can be seen at one of our clinics or one of our community sites.
When you come to Fred Hutch for cancer treatment, you will be cared for by a team of specialists, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, fellows and advanced practice providers, including physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Find a provider in our directory.
At Fred Hutch, one of our greatest strengths is our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. You do not need a referral from your physician to join one of our multidisciplinary programs, and anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer can have a consultation at Fred Hutch.
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Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of values — operating principles — in everything we do. Together.
Fred Hutch is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation governed by an 18-member board of directors. Meet our board as well as our executive management team.
Fred Hutch's Network Program connects community-based physicians with the latest cancer research and treatment options from our world-renowned physicians, scientists, nurses, counselors and more.
Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit organization that also serves as the cancer program for UW Medicine. This relationship allows for enhanced care coordination with one of the world’s leading integrated health systems. Together, Fred Hutch and UW Medicine are a powerful team for adults facing cancer.
Across Fred Hutch, we are working hard to end health disparities within our patient population. Together, we can identify, address and eliminate health inequities, unlocking better care for our patients, their families and our community as a whole.
Every day, we strive to offer health care and treatment that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable. Our commitment has earned us The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, an accreditation that serves as the gold standard of health care in the U.S. and the global community.
Fred Hutch offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, a diverse and dynamic work environment and an opportunity to make a difference.
Learn more about the accreditations and licenses Fred Hutch holds.
Fred Hutch houses several laboratories which support clinical treatment not only here and at UW Medicine, but also at local, regional and national health care facilities.
Fred Hutch seeks to advance the standard of care, both through innovation and the quality of our patient care. View our annual reports, including nursing annual reports.
By engaging with our community, through partnerships with local organizations, education and prevention programs for community members and financial assistance for our patients who need support, we aim to make our care and expertise accessible to the broader population.
The DAISY Award honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day, wherever they practice, in whatever role they serve and throughout their careers.
You can contribute to fulfilling our purpose of fully caring for our patients and their families when you become involved with Fred Hutch. Learn about volunteer opportunities, donations and other ways to help.
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