Swedish Health System Leadership & Governance
Swedish Medical Center is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of community members who volunteer their time. The role of the board is to establish policy, promote performance improvement, provide for necessary resources, and provide for organizational management and planning. The Board of Trustees appoints a Governance Committee, which is responsible for identifying new board members and making recommendations to the board.
The day-to-day management of all operations is the responsibility of Swedish's chief executive, R. Guy Hudson, MD, MBA, and the chief officers and vice presidents who make up the Senior Leadership Team.
The Swedish Medical Center Foundation reaches out to the community to secure resources in support of Swedish. Community volunteers who donate their time on the Foundation Board of Governors help to develop fundraising programs that are in alignment with the strategic priorities of Swedish, and assist with increasing community awareness of Swedish and its mission. Members of this board are selected by a Nomination Committee that identifies individuals to serve.
All members of the Board of Trustees and Board of Governors, as well as all employees and hospital volunteers, are governed by a Code of Conduct and are subject to a Conflict of Interest policy.