Swedish has committed for over a century to provide extraordinary care in the most healing environment to all those we serve. As part of our current approved First Hill Master Plan, which was developed in 2005 in collaboration with the City and the community, Swedish is preparing for the much-needed replacement of aging facilities at our First Hill campus. The new facilities will help us continue providing the best environment for our patients, families and caregivers. When completed, this transformative project will define the First Hill campus for the next 50-100 years.
Facility Type: Acute Care Hospitals
Ownership: Voluntary non-profit - Private
Military Hospital: No
Awards/Certifications: "Beacon Award" (Silver Level, ICU), Bariatric Center of Excellence (Surgical Review Corporation), Critical Care Excellence Award (HealthGrades), Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (Healthgrades
Teaching Hospital: No
Number of beds: 642
ICU beds: 78
Services At This Hospital
- Behavioral Health
- Cancer Institute
- Digestive Health Network
- Emergency Services
- Heart and Vascular Institute
- Neuroscience Institute
- Orthopedic Institute
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Research Center
- Primary Care
- Surgical Services
- Transplant Program
- Women's Health
Patients ratio on the unit 2 to 3 couplets worked out really well for me. Co-workers very supportive and helpful
Amazing, Swedish treats the nurses very well
The pay was great, the employees are helpful, and the facility has lots of support for nursing.
The nurses get paged in the patient rooms for phone calls, patient lights, it's disruptive when caring for a patient and getting a room intercoms page for another patient.
Operating Room (OR)
First Hill OR staff was very open to travelers. I never felt so welcomed. I met some wonderful people and made new friends.
Housing in the city of Seattle is very expensive. I don't drive so I would need to be downtown.
Intensive Care (Critical Care, CCU, ICU)
Beautiful Summer Assignment
Great Staff, tons of resources, excellent caring physicians, good mix of high acuity and stable to keep things interesting. Very traveler friendly
The ICU staffs PCU, so you float there often. But travelers float in turn with other nurses, and you have wonderful nursing assistants when you float.
Case Management (CM)
What is the 5 year plan for the department in which you are working?
Emergency Room (ER)
Seattle is a good place for nursing overall. The University of Washington Nursing School is one of the best in the nation , and it certainly contributes to an overall high standards in nursing and nursing support. The Pacific Northwest is scenic and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors is ever present. Swedish medical center is a very nice place to work.