About Swedish

Our Commitment Goes Beyond Words

At Swedish, our commitment is more than something we strive for. It's reflected in everything we do. It's part of who we are, and it begins with our dedication to our patients and the health of our region.

Swedish is committed to creating a culture that values patient safety above all else. This is evidenced in the way we provide ongoing training to our staff of more than 10,000 employees, with an emphasis on error prevention tools, techniques for clear communication, and team support exercises. 

We owe much of the continued growth of our health system to our ongoing initiative to promote sustainability at every level of our organization. 

Our No. 1 priority: Quality Care and Patient Safety

Since our founding in 1910, Swedish has been at the forefront of patient safety and care quality. When founder Dr. Nils Johanson arrived in Seattle more than a century ago, he quickly discovered there were no hospitals that lived up to his standards for care quality and sterile technique. And so he created one. Dr. Johanson's legacy and leadership live on today at Swedish, where our highest priority continues to be on quality and safety for every patient. Learn more about our quality and safety.

An Excellent Setting for Exceptional Work

At Swedish, we're not only committed to being the best place to receive care, but also to being the best place to work.

Since our founding more than 100 years ago, Swedish has grown into the Greater Seattle area's largest, most comprehensive medical system. We think we've also become the best hospital to work for in the Pacific Northwest.

We are proud to foster a vibrant, supportive work environment, with individualized orientation, continuing education and ongoing opportunities for professional advancement. We also reward our people with generous compensation and benefits.

When you work at Swedish, you work alongside some of the most skilled and dedicated professionals in health care. You also work in one of the most desirable areas in the country, in the heart of the Northwest and at the leading edge of medicine.

We Do Our Best Work by Working Together

The people of Swedish are motivated by shared values and professional standards to do our best, not just for our patients, but for each other as well.

Together, we create a culture that values quality on behalf of the patient and empowers staff to take action. You only need to look as far as the patient-safety huddles that take place daily at our campuses to alert team members to potential safety issues, and how they make immediate course corrections. It quickly becomes evident that Swedish is truly a unique organization.

Teamwork is the way we work at Swedish. We are committed to working together to achieve our mission of high quality and compassionate care.

Our Nonprofit Mission

Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision

Demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.