Swedish Facts & Figures

Based in Seattle, Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health-care provider in the greater Seattle area. In an 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.

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

2017 facts and figures

  • Licensed beds: 1,512
  • Employees: 13,317
  • Physicians and allied health professionals: 3,116
  • Babies born: 11,675
  • Emergency-room visits: 219,690
  • Inpatient admissions: 67,237
  • Surgeries performed: 45,392
  • General outpatient visits (unrelated to surgery or emergency room visits): 2,431,299
  • Primary and specialty care clinics: 118

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
  • First Hill Surgery Center

Residency clinics

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

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