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Health Care

Seattle serves as a regional health care center with institutions such as Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Group Health Cooperative Hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, Valley General Hospital, Children’s Hospital and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (the world’s largest research center for cancer control and prevention).


All major religions are represented in the greater Seattle area. In addition to various Protestant, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, there are numerous Jewish synagogues, Buddhist temples and Islamic mosques.

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