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Madigan Army Medical Center

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Military Hospitals and Clinics: Madigan Army Medical Center

Number of Graduate Medical Education programs: 19

Number of Graduate Allied Health Education programs: 27

Total number of Residents/Fellows: 360

Number of inpatient beds: 150

Major inpatient clinical services: MICU, PICU, NICU, Step-Down ICU, Inpatient Peds Ward, Mother Baby Unit, Labor and Delivery, Inpatient Psychiatry Ward, Medical Surgical Wards, Level II Trauma Center

Number of Operating Rooms: 14 (10+1 Active)

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About Us

Located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 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. 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, mental health, and wellness services. Madigan is proud to be a part of a dominant power projection platform 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 since 1944.

As a state-of-the-art and technologically advanced medical center, Madigan is one of only two designated Level II trauma centers in the Defense Health Agency and one of four in the state of Washington. Madigan participates in a unique partnership created in the late 1990s with St. Joseph Medical Center and Tacoma General Hospital called the Tacoma Trauma Trust to provide care to trauma victims beyond the gates of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Madigan maintains approximately 220 beds for inpatient care and 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 one million visits annually. Madigan performs more than 45 surgeries, fills nearly 4,000 prescriptions, and delivers eight babies daily.

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 GME programs consistently score in the 97th 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. 

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 Green health.


Team Madigan proudly generates a ready medical force and a medically ready force by delivering innovative, highly reliable health care in support of America's military family.


Always Ready, Trusted for Excellence


"I CARE" I - Integrity C - Compassion A - Accountability R - Respect E – Excellence


Take Care of People

  • Reset and rebalance the staff
  • Maximize productivity, autonomy and accomplishments
  • Develop innovative and transformational military and civilian leaders

Empower Readiness

  • Provide Individual, Collective, Combined Arms Readiness Training
  • Restructure, resource, and revalidate readiness needs
  • Synchronize collective and combined arms training opportunities

Deliver Ready Reliable Care

  • Deliver high quality, evidence-based, outcome-oriented medical care
  • Normalize COVID-19 and return resources to normal operations
  • Resource the organization with sufficient personnel and finances

Transform, Modernize and Innovate

  • Transform into the Pacific Region's Premier Training Platform
  • Modernize care delivery, incorporating new technologies and business models
  • Provide research and development of medical treatments and technologies

Strategic Objectives

  • Maintain Continued Accreditation of all training programs and address citations and Areas for Improvement as measured by annual Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education reports and metrics.
  • Maintain trainee satisfaction with their program and training environment at more than 90% as measured by the “overall evaluation of the program” question on the annual ACGME resident survey.
  • Update the institutional GME Central Curriculum to assist programs in longitudinally meeting new 2023 ACGME requirements, and achieve a 95% resident completion rate among trainees, as measured by quarterly GME Committee oversight of the curriculum and attendance tracking.
  • Ensure trainee and faculty well-being through active monitoring via internal/external surveys, wellness initiatives including monthly recognition awards, and support via wellness programs designed for both trainees and faculty.
  • Address health care disparities and expand Madigan GME’s involvement in issues surrounding diversity, race, and inclusion via the GME Central Curriculum and other local initiatives.
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