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, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek, Redmond, (SVNS), Seattle, Washington, United States
Care system Private, Non-Profit
Hospital type Full Service Inpatient and Outpatient Medical and Surgical Tertiary Care, Primary Care, Emergency and Urgent Care, Palliative Care
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1512[1]
Founded 1910
Website www.swedish.org
Lists Hospitals in Washington

Swedish Medical Center is the largest nonprofit health provider in the greater Seattle area. It operates five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 100 primary-care and specialty clinics. It is affiliated with many other health care providers across the state of Washington. As of 2013 it has 8,886 employees and 6,023 credentialed physicians[2]


Dr. Nils August Johanson, a surgeon and Swedish immigrant, and father-in-law of Elmer Nordstrom, founded Swedish Medical Center in 1910 as Seattle’s first modern nonprofit medical facility. In 1932, Swedish opened the first cancer-care center west of the Mississippi.[3][4]

In 2009, Swedish partnered with The Polyclinic to implement electronic health records.[5]

In 2012, Swedish became affiliated with Providence Health & Services.[6]

In 2014, Swedish formed new partnerships with Group Health Cooperative and Pacific Medical Centers.


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