Swedish Facts & Figures


Swedish was founded more than a century ago by a physician and Swedish immigrant, Nils Johanson, M.D., with the generosity of members of our community who wanted to provide our region with the best medical care possible. What started as a 24-bed facility is now the largest not-for-profit health care provider in the greater Seattle area.

As Swedish has evolved, our vision to provide the highest-quality health care for the best value remains unchanged. And the support of our community, through the philanthropic investment of more than $25 million in 2020, continues to help us transform, giving our patients access to the latest treatments and most innovative health care available.

Swedish Today

Swedish is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of 115 primary and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area.

Our commitment to improving the health of our region extends beyond patient care. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we are committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.


Download our fact sheet:  Swedish at a Glance (PDF)

2020 facts and figures

  • Licensed beds: 1,571
  • Employees: 12,496
  • Physicians and allied health professionals: 3,802
  • Babies born: 10,442
  • Emergency-room visits: 177,423
  • Inpatient admissions: 48,236
  • Surgeries performed: 35,103
  • General outpatient visits (unrelated to surgery or emergency room visits): 2,281,725
  • Primary and specialty care locations: 115 (83 specialty, 7 pediatrics, 25 primary care)

Specialty Services

  • Emergency and Urgent Care
  • Inpatient and Ambulatory Rehabilitation
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Primary Care
  • Telehealth Visits
  • Surgical Services


  • Cancer Institute
  • Digestive Health Institute
  • Heart & Vascular Institute
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Orthopedic Institute
  • Women and Children's Institute

Swedish Medical Group

  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Care


  • First Hill Surgery Center
  • Jefferson Healthcare
  • Olympic Medical Center
  • One Medical Group
  • Pacific Medical Centers
  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC)

Residency Clinics

  • Family Medicine - Ballard
  • Family Medicine - Cherry Hill
  • Family Medicine - First Hill

Medical Research

Swedish-affiliated clinicians and other investigators conduct or support more than 800 research studies annually throughout its five main campuses and each of its clinical programs.

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 Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL).  An active quality improvement program ensures that all patients receive optimal care in a safe and caring environment. Learn more