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UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with approximately 1,750 physicians and 21,000 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health is the nation's only combined school of medicine and public health. Its 1,750 faculty in 10 basic science and 17 clinical departments engage in research, education and clinical care at UW Health's clinic locations, University Hospital, American Family Children’s Hospital, UW Health at the American Center, UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, other Madison hospitals and approximately 80 regional locations.

UW Health is a nationally recognized regional health system that includes:

  • University Hospital, a 505-bed regional referral center that is home to a Level One adult and pediatric trauma center, American College of Surgeons-verified Burn Center, one of the nation's largest organ transplant programs, one of the nation's first certified comprehensive stroke centers and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the country
  • UW Health at The American Center, a 56-bed, community-based health and wellness facility
  • American Family Children's Hospital, a nationally-ranked, 111-bed facility with pediatric and surgical neonatal intensive care unit
  • UnityPoint Health-Meriter, a 358-bed community-based hospital providing a complete range of medical and surgical services for residents of Dane county and surrounding communities. Learn more about the UW Health and UnityPoint Health-Meriter Partnership
  • UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed, post-acute inpatient rehabilitation facility
  • A regional division that extends to Rockford, Illinois, and includes the 343-bed SwedishAmerican Hospital, an associated 34-bed inpatient/outpatient medical center in Belvidere, Illinois, and regional cancer center in Rockford
  • Belvidere Medical Center, a 34-bed inpatient/outpatient medical center
  • Six regional cancer centers:
    • Beloit Hospital (Beloit, Wis.)
    • FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center (Freeport, IL)
    • SwedishAmerican Hospital (Rockford, Ill.)
    • UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care (Pewaukee, Wis.)
    • UW Cancer Center Johnson Creek (Johnson Creek, Wis.)
    • Aspirus UW Cancer Center (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.)
  • UW Medical Foundation, the state's second-largest medical practice group, representing more than 1,300 faculty physicians of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health
  • UnityPoint Health Meriter Clinics - as part of UnityPoint Health-Meriter, this organization offers adults and children primary and specialty care, including heart and vascular, orthopedics and women's services throughout Dane County
  • Quartz, an organization that manages services for the health insurance plans of Unity Health Insurance and Gundersen Health Plan, which are co-owned by UW Health and Gundersen Health System. Quartz also provides administrative services for self-funded health plans. Quartz services 275,000 customers who live in southern and western Wisconsin, parts of Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.
  • University Health Care, a not-for-profit membership corporation that facilitates clinical and contracting relationships with insurance companies and regional providers
  • Joint Ventures and affiliations including cancer centers, surgery centers, dialysis programs, home health, infusion and many other programs and services

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UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,500 physicians and 16,500 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority and partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill their patient care, research, education and community service missions.

News & Updates

As a prominent employer and healthcare provider, we play a vital role in eliminating inequities. Racism is a public health crisis and improving health and wellness for all starts in the community. Today, we're announcing a new $1 million annual commitment to community organizations engaged in antiracism work.


join our teamJoin Our Remarkable Team

A great place to work for thousands of Wisconsinites, UW Health represents the academic health care entities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison: UW Hospital and Clinics, UW Medical Foundation and UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Together, they have a shared Mission, Vision and Values and aim to be the workplace of choice in Wisconsin.

UW Health is one of the nation's leading hospitals, educational institutions and regional referral centers.

As we work to keep our patients, staff and community healthy, we are seeking individuals willing to join our remarkable team in a variety of areas. We invite you to make a positive impact on caring for our patients during this time.
We want to thank our healthcare heroes who are meeting the challenge of COVID-19 head on. Our team has been willing to help in any way possible and has inspired us all during this difficult time.

Our frontline team includes nurses and respiratory therapists who are trained and prepared to work in units with these patients and take great pride in providing remarkable care. We also have nurses, clinical technicians and athletic trainers who are assisting with COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
university rankUniversity of Wisconsin Hospitals Again Ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin

UW Health’s hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world. For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, as No. 1 in Wisconsin.
Diversity & Inclusion
UW Health is profoundly committed to being a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for patients, visitors, staff and physicians. Our integrity shines through in patient care interactions and our daily work practices as we embrace the knowledge, unique perspectives and qualities each employee and faculty member brings to work each day.? These are the things that make us REMARKABLE.
diversity inclusion
commitment militaryCommitment to Military Veterans

UW Health is proud to welcome members of the U.S. military who have served our country and bring diversity, professionalism and leadership to our workplace. Through their valued experience and commitment to excellence and service, they further support our patients, families and community through delivery of compassionate and leading-edge health care.
Total Rewards
UW Health’s Total Rewards Package competitively compensates our employees in order to recruit, retain, recognize and reward highly talented individuals. Our benefits package goes beyond the traditional thought of benefits to help you balance your work and life needs.

The package includes:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid time off
  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Life & Disability
  • Retirement
  • Flexible work options
  • Continuous learning and career development
  • Free bus pass
careerCareer Pathways

UW Health’s Career Pathways program is proactively working to address projected workforce shortages, build internal and external pathways for specific healthcare careers, and build a more diverse UW Health workforce through strategic partnerships. Some highlighted offerings include:

Health Occupations and Professions Exploration (HOPE) – Designed to aid underrepresented high school students in exploring careers in healthcare. Students are paired with a mentor that guides the students as they research healthcare careers and education opportunities.

Summer Internships – Students who participate in HOPE are eligible to apply for a summer internship at UW Health. UW Health collaborates with various community partners such as Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Centro Hispano of Dane County and INROADS to host more than 80 middle school, high school and college interns for summer internships.

Adult Training – UW Health partners with numerous community organizations such as the Urban League of Greater Madison, Centro Hispano of Dane County and Madison Urban Ministries to offer education, training and employment opportunities to under or unemployed individuals in the Dane County community.

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