Providence Swedish Orthopedics opens at First Hill

The new Swedish Medical Group clinic provides a full range of orthopedic inpatient and outpatient services and procedures.

Patients want — and expect — access to comprehensive, interconnected health care services and a holistic, seamless experience with their clinicians. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Providence Swedish Orthopedics, a new Swedish Medical Group clinic which opened its doors September 18 on the Providence Swedish First Hill campus in Seattle.

Providence Swedish Orthopedics treats a variety of conditions, including ailments of the hand, knee, hip, shoulder, and spine. Providence Swedish experts at the new clinic also offer treatment of musculoskeletal tumors. Located on the sixth floor of the Swedish Orthopedic Institute (SOI), the clinic features:

  • 11,526 square-foot of clinic space
  • 15 exam rooms
  • 2 X-ray suites
  • Dedicated space for hand therapy

“Our location within SOI conveniently allows us to provide a full range of orthopedic inpatient and outpatient services and procedures all under one roof – from medical appointment to surgery to pre- and post-operative care,” said Laura Whittington, RN, MSN, senior manager of clinic operations.  

Among the clinic’s staff of caregivers are five employed physicians who practice at the clinic alongside a dedicated team of health professionals. They are:

Growing our outpatient services

The last decade has seen inpatient procedures and services in every specialty and subspecialty shifting to outpatient facilities — this includes many orthopedic surgeries. Over this time, Providence Swedish has continued providing acute, inpatient orthopedic care to patients at SOI. We are extremely proud of the high-quality care at SOI, and to remain competitive and serve all our patients effectively, we need to provide our orthopedics patients with the same seamless access to outpatient services that is available to other patients within the Swedish network.   

“By working in an employed physician practice model through Providence Swedish Orthopedics, we’ll be able to ensure our community has access to the highest level of inpatient and outpatient orthopedic care for years to come,” added Whittington.

Providence Swedish Orthopedics is now accepting new patients and referrals. To learn more, download this flyer

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, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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