Swedish has grown over the past 101 years to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers.
It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); freestanding emergency departments and ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group – a network of more than 70 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. Swedish opened a new emergency department and medical office building (MOB) on its Ballard campus in November 2010 and a new MOB and hospital in the Issaquah Highlands in July 2011.
In addition to general medical and surgical care including robotic-assisted surgery, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit www.swedish.org.
Swedish’s Affiliation with Providence Health & Services
Swedish is collaborating with Providence Health & Services to create a patient-centered affiliation that will help improve quality and increase access and affordability of health care services in Western Washington.
Under the plan, the two organizations will form a new not-for-profit health care system that will include all of Swedish’s operations in King, Snohomish and Kittitas Counties, and all of Providence’s operations in King, Snohomish, Thurston and Lewis Counties in Washington. Through this unique affiliation, Providence will retain its Catholic identity and name, and Swedish will remain non-religious.
For more information about this proposed affiliation, visit www.providenceandswedish.org.