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Swedish Hospital & Medical Center First Hill

747 Broadway Seattle, WA

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Hospital Bio

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.

Hospital Info

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
  • Pediatrics
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Research Center
  • Primary Care
  • Surgical Services
  • Transplant Program
  • Women's Health
4.4 review

Coronary Care

Amazing, Swedish treats the nurses very well

PROS:

The pay was great, the employees are helpful, and the facility has lots of support for nursing.

CONS:

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)

Very Positive

PROS:

First Hill OR staff was very open to travelers. I never felt so welcomed. I met some wonderful people and made new friends.

CONS:

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

PROS:

Great Staff, tons of resources, excellent caring physicians, good mix of high acuity and stable to keep things interesting. Very traveler friendly

CONS:

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.

Ambulatory Care

Five Stars

PROS:

It's the best one.

CONS:

None

Case Management (CM)

Five Stars

PROS:

What is the 5 year plan for the department in which you are working?

CONS:

None

Long-Term Care (LTC)

Five Stars

PROS:

Cds Dd

CONS:

None

Radiology (Imaging)

Four Stars

PROS:

Yes

CONS:

None

Emergency Room (ER)

Four Stars

PROS:

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.

CONS:

None

Endoscopy (GI, Gastroenterology)

Four Stars

PROS:

Delight your patient and don't allow a unit to make the patient a number.

CONS:

None

Pediatric

Three Stars

PROS:

n/a

CONS:

None