Since affiliating 10 years ago, the organizations have worked together to deliver comprehensive care across Western Washington.
SEATTLE March 31, 2022 – Providence, one of the largest health systems in the country, and Swedish Health Services, today announced a unified brand for its family of organizations in Western Washington. The new brand – Providence Swedish – coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the Providence and Swedish affiliation.
Since coming together in 2012, the two organizations have collaborated to deliver comprehensive care throughout the Puget Sound region, offering primary care, and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.
Providence Swedish represents the largest, most comprehensive health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, more than 2,200 providers, eight hospitals, 244 clinics, 97,000 annual hospital admissions and 1.2 million unique patients served. The not-for-profit family of organizations also provided more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound region last year as part of its commitment to serving those in need and improving the health of the region.
“As two organizations that have served the Puget Sound region for well over a century, we came together 10 years ago because we knew we could make a bigger difference together than we could on our own. The concept of ‘better together’ has proven true many times over the decade, especially throughout the pandemic,” said R. Guy Hudson, M.D., MBA, president of strategy and operations for Puget Sound, Providence, and CEO, Swedish Health Services.
“Looking ahead, we will work even more closely to transform health care across the Puget Sound. Unifying under a shared brand is one step in that journey. Our unified brand will help us further improve access and ease the way of those we serve by clearly identifying which providers and locations are part of our family of organizations,” Dr. Hudson said.
The new brand will apply to Providence Swedish hospitals in Lewis, Thurston, King and Snohomish Counties as well as to Providence Medical Group and Swedish Medical Group clinics across the Puget Sound region.
As they have since 2012, Providence and Swedish will continue to honor one another’s distinct identities. Swedish will remain a secular organization, and Providence will remain a faith-based organization. That means Swedish locations will continue to provide certain services that may not be available at Providence locations according to the original affiliation agreement. Providence and Swedish will also remain separate employers, and its foundations will continue to operate as separate 501(c)3s.
In addition to the rebrand, Providence Swedish continues to align operations to ensure world-class care is provided to local communities throughout the Puget Sound region while also offering seamless access to the system’s subspecialty services.
“As we prepare for a post-pandemic world, we are called to lead the way. Together, Providence Swedish will continue to work together to meet the needs and ensure the Puget Sound region is healthy, vibrant and thriving for the next decade and beyond,” Dr. Hudson said.
About Providence Swedish
Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.