Swedish Facts & Figures

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Based in Seattle, Swedish is the largest nonprofit health-care provider in the Greater Seattle area. In independent research by National Research Corporation, Swedish is consistently named the area's best hospital, with the best doctors, nurses and care in a variety of specialty areas.

Swedish has three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds, a hospital in Issaquah, a freestanding emergency room and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and in the Mill Creek area in Everett, and a network of more than 100 specialty-care and primary-care clinics.

2015 facts and figures

  • Licensed beds: 1,512
  • Employees: 12,205
  • Physicians and allied health professionals: 4,050
  • Babies born: 10,954
  • Emergency-room visits: 212,099
  • Inpatient admissions: 62,884
  • Surgeries performed: 46,284
  • General outpatient visits (unrelated to surgery or emergency room visits): 2,386,832
  • Primary and specialty care clinics: 171

Specialty services

  • Clinical research
  • Emergency services
  • Organ transplantation
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary care
  • Rehabilitation and performance medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Women's health (including high-risk obstetrics)


  • Cancer Institute
  • Digestive Health Network
  • Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Orthopedic Institute

Affiliations and partners

  • Providence Health & Services
  • Pacific Medical Centers
  • Olympic Medical Center
  • Jefferson Healthcare
  • Forks Community Hospital
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Proliance Surgeons
  • The Polyclinic

Medical research

Swedish is committed to ongoing medical research. At any given time, there are as many as 700 clinical trials (federal and commercial) being conducted by Swedish-affiliated physicians, making Swedish one of the nation's leading clinical-trial sites.

Accreditation and quality

Swedish Medical Center, which is an equal-opportunity employer, is fully licensed by the Washington State Department of Health, and accredited by either Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL) or The Joint Commission (TJC).   An active quality improvement program ensures that all patients receive optimal care in a safe and caring environment. Learn more