Swedish Medical Center/First Hill

Swedish Medical Center/First Hill

Swedish Medical Center is the largest and most comprehensive community hospital in the Pacific Northwest.  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 Mill Creek (South Snohomish County), and a network of more than 100 specialty-care and primary-care clinics.  In addition to general medical and surgical care including robotic-assisted surgery, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. 

Swedish provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services and ranks highly among national institutions for the volume and diversity of patient care it offers. Programs of international reputation, from bone marrow transplant research and oncology treatment to state-of-the-art perinatology services, stand beside primary care services such as family medicine, hospice and home care on the Swedish/First Hill campus. The Swedish/Ballard campus provides a community hospital atmosphere with special programs for work rehabilitation, diagnosis of sleep disturbances and treatment of eating disorders.

Of particular interest to future residents are the medical center’s women and infant’s program, medical, surgical and emergency services, all of which offer an ample volume of patients with interesting diagnoses and excellent clinical attendings from whom to learn.

For more than 80 years, training resident physicians has been an integral part of the mission of Swedish Medical Center. In addition to sponsoring its own residencies in family medicine, podiatry, and surgery, Swedish is affiliated with the University of Washington's programs in obstetrics/gynecology and pathology. Swedish also has an orthopedic alliance with Madigan Army Hospital and provides fellowship training in several subspecialties such as hand surgery, colon-rectal surgery and oncology. Salaried directors are responsible for the quality of training programs and their curriculum content. The extensive staff of community physicians, representing all medical specialties, has a long tradition of involvement and commitment to resident training.

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