Swedish Medical Group has been named one of the 150 Greatest Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016

April 28, 2016

With approximately 2,400 caregivers across primary, specialty and pediatric ambulatory clinics, Swedish Express Care at Walgreens, two ambulatory care centers and five Swedish campuses, Swedish Medical Group has been recognized for workplace excellence. This recognition by Becker’s Healthcare includes benefits offered, wellness initiatives and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees.

“Swedish Medical Group values innovation, listens and encourages our caregivers to contribute, and also to be excited about their work,” says Ralph Pascualy, M.D., chief executive of Swedish Medical Group and vice president of Physician Services at Swedish. “We’ve built a culture of change-agents, knowing that what drives health care today likely will be different tomorrow.”

This is the second year in a row that SMG has been recognized and both years has been the only medical group in Washington state to receive the honor.

SMG is a division of Swedish Health Services, the greater Seattle area's largest, most comprehensive healthcare provider. The medical group was an early adopter of accountable care, building new models of care based on quality and value. SMG now is leading the way in the Pacific Northwest and gaining national recognition for innovative care processes and pathways.

The Becker’s list features a variety of U.S. health care provider organizations, such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgical centers and home health agencies, as well as other types of healthcare-specific companies, including consulting firms, health information technology vendors and medical societies. The list has been published every year since 2011.

The Becker’s Healthcare editorial team determined the organizations included on this year’s list. Organizations that submitted nominations were considered, as were organizations that received national, state or local recognition previously earned for workplace excellence, as well as benefits offerings, wellness initiatives, and efforts to improve professional development, diversity and inclusion, work-life balance and a sense of community among employees.

The full “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” 2016 list can be viewed here. Swedish Medical Group’s listing can be viewed here.