Swedish Medical Center

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This article is about the hospital in Seattle, Washington. For the hospital in Englewood, Colorado, see Swedish Medical Center (Colorado).
Swedish Medical Center
Providence Health & Services
Swedish Medical Center Seattle Logo.PNG
Location First Hill, Squire Park, Ballard, Issaquah, Mountlake Terrace (SVNS), Seattle, Washington, United States
Care system Private, Non-Profit
Hospital type Full Service Inpatient and Outpatient Medical and Surgical Tertiary Care, Home Health, Palliative Care; Hospice Care
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1245[1]
Founded 1910
Website www.swedish.org
Lists Hospitals in Washington

Swedish Medical Center is a large nonprofit health care provider located in Seattle, Washington. It has three main hospital locations in Seattle and is also affiliated with many other suburban hospitals and clinics. As of 2009 it has 7000 employees and 2,300 credentialed physicians.[2]


In 1908, Dr Nils Johanson (a Swedish immigrant and surgeon) and 10 of his fellow Swedish-Americans sold bonds to open Seattle's Swedish Hospital.[3]

Swedish was founded on June 1, 1910. In 1980, it absorbed Doctors Hospital and Seattle General Hospital. In 1992, Ballard Community Hospital became part of Swedish. Providence Seattle Medical Center, where the first live Internet broadcast of an open heart surgery was performed via the Virtual Operating Room in 1998, became part of Swedish Medical Center in 2000. Between 2005 and 2008, Swedish partnered with CellNetix for their pathology expertise. [4] Stevens Hospital in Edmonds, Washington joined the system in 2010. In 2012, Swedish Health Services affiliated with Providence Health & Services.[5]


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