Swedish Announces Winners for Its Cutest Baby Photo Contest; Effort Celebrated Medical Center’s 100t

Swedish Announces Winners for Its Cutest Baby Photo Contest; Effort Celebrated Medical Center’s 100th Anniversary

SEATTLE, July 22, 2010 – After judging more than 2,000 precious baby photos, Swedish Medical Center has selected winners for its ‘I’m a Swedish Baby’ photo contest. All the winning photos are posted at www.swedish.org/winners

The Swedish baby photo contest was held this past spring with the goal of re-connecting with some of the more than 200,000 babies who have been born at Swedish over the non-profit health-care provider’s 100-year history. Swedish celebrated its centennial anniversary on June 1. 

The baby photo contest included six different categories:

Each category had a first-place, second-place and third-place winner. Two of the categories had ties for third place.

First-place winners will receive a two-night stay for four people to Great Wolf Lodge and a $300 gift card to spend at the lodge during their stay (approximate retail value of prize is $1,000). Second-place prize winners will receive a $500 Nordstrom gift card and third-place winners will receive a $250 Amazon.com gift card. 

‘I’m a Swedish Baby’ Campaign

In celebration of its own 100-year birthday, Swedish honored Swedish-born babies of all ages by encouraging involvement in its ‘I’m a Swedish Baby’ campaign, which already has a strong presence on Facebook and can be found at www.facebook.com/swedishbabies. In addition, all babies born at Swedish in 2010 will receive a commemorative 100th-anniversary clothing outfit.

About Swedish

Established in 1910, Swedish has grown over the last 100 years to become the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of three hospital campuses – First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard – a freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center in Issaquah, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services, and the Swedish Physician Division – a network of more than 40 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area. In fall 2009, Swedish broke ground on a new medical office building and hospital in the Issaquah Highlands, as well as an emergency department and medical office building in Ballard. More recently, Swedish announced plans to open freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center facilities in Mill Creek and Redmond. In addition to general medical and surgical care, 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 and www.swedish100.org.

Media Note

Any news media outlet that would like pdf or jpg files of the winners in any of the individual categories, can simply contact Natalie Kozimor in Swedish's Corporate Communications department at natalie.kozimor@swedish.org or via 206-386-6767.

Media Coverage

  • To read a related article posted Sept. 7 on the Issaquah Press Web site, click here.

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