Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus

77%

Patients that would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Hospital Quality Awards

America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 2% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality year over year

America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Top 5% in the nation for consistently delivering clinical quality

Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in prostate removal surgery and transurethral resection of the prostate

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Superior clinical outcomes in the care and treatment of stroke

America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Critical Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis, and diabetic emergencies

General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in bowel obstruction treatment, colorectal surgeries, gallbladder removal, esophageal/stomach surgeries, and small intestine surgeries

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

An event relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

3 ratings were better than expected

  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Death following a serious complication after surgery
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Hip fracture following surgery
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
  • Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage during medical care
Learn more about patient safety ratings

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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73%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% higher than the national average

77%

Would definitely recommend
7% higher than the national average

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%80%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%78%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%61%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%87%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%50%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%60%66%

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%52%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%64%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

I now live in Montana, 16 years after my diagnosis and treatment in Seattle for stage 2 breast cancer. Dr Milder provided me with treatment options, and a realistic prognosis for each of those options. No second thoughts or regrets. Pat

Jul 03 2020

Review for Dr. Milder

Dr Henderschott is very companionate. Explains and makes sure you understand your prognosis.

Grace Martinez Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Hendershott

DY Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

Steve Jun 30 2020

Review for Dr. Keem

Thomas B Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Schwartz

Excellent service, quick, accurate and friendly.

Don Matthews Jun 29 2020

Review for Dr. Morrissette

Thankful to have found her. She genuinely cared and listened. She was able to quickly figure out what was wrong given all the data from my family.

Angela Jun 27 2020

Review for Dr. Lipke

We felt rushed through out our appointment. Our concerns weren't fully answered.

Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Han

Randy Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Jutla

Myla Musselwhite Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Gottlieb

Penni Newman Jun 26 2020

Review for Dr. Patel

Charles Waterman Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. McKeever

My experience with Dr. Wilson was wonderful!!

Myla Musselwhite Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Wilson

Dr. Erdmann has been my 98 year old mother's physician since she moved to Seattle. He has been so patient as her health and memory have steadily declined. We have complete confidence in the treatments he has prescribed for her. He is very kind and patient.

Mary Anne Erickson Jun 25 2020

Review for Dr. Erdmann

Terrific doctor: smart, empathetic, calm.

Barton Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Park

Richard Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Keem

Dr. Keem explained the nature of my injury and source of pain. He eased my fear of having someone poking around my spine. The surgery went smoothly and my pain is now fading. I can't thank him enough.

Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Keem

Gail Jun 24 2020

Review for Dr. Keem

One of the rudest doctors / people unfortunately during our meeting. Doctor is to the point which is helpful, but needs to consider more respect and perspective when addressing patients.

Andrea Jun 23 2020

Review for Dr. Laury

Jun 22 2020

Review for Dr. Hawkins

Dr Wasson and his staff were exceptional. They were able to get my daughter onto the schedule for a tooth extraction due to an emergency. We are very grateful and highly recommend.

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Wasson

Off the charts. Could not be more satisfied. Worked on my Achilles & it is just like new. Very thorough & also very attentive. Made me feel like I was his only patient. Can not rate him highly enough.

Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Reed

Jun 17 2020

Review for Dr. Miranda

Dr.Memon is a nice person to me he is more than a word. He is friendly and helpful person .he helped me a lot for my I-693 exam in a simple , easy ,time and cost efficient. Thank you once again Dr.Memon

Habtu A Jun 16 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

Michael C. Stephens Jun 15 2020

Review for Dr. Sylvester

Shanon Edwards Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Chapman

I saw Dr. Hart in late 2018 at a preliminary appointment before I donated a kidney to my sister last year in Seattle, WA. He is amazingly talented and compassionate and I would give him 6 stars if I could!

Shanon Edwards Jun 14 2020

Review for Dr. Hart

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Houston

Dr Rudolf is fantastic - I've been a patient of his for 5+ years. He is almost always punctual (or w/in 15min of appt) and has stellar bed side manner. He actually cares about your life, your well being, and your personal needs.

CH Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Rudolf

Dr Rudolf is fantastic - I've been a patient of his for 5+ years. He is almost always punctual (or w/in 15min of appt) and has stellar bed side manner. He actually cares about your life, your well being, and your personal needs.

CH Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Rudolf

Dr. Wang is an INCREDIBLE Doctor --- Highly recommended!! Very thoughtful, empathetic, and attentive. Wish every Dr. was this good.

Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Wang

A. Stefan Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Sidhu

Jun 11 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Bobek

Dr. Hart was my liver transplant surgeon at Swedish Organ Transplant Center. He saved my life. He is the most compassionate surgeon/doctor I have ever met. He feels your pain and anguish. He tells it like it is. I recommend him highly. I am sorry he left the Swedish system.

James G W Reed Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Hart

Always great, she is a good listener, and has taken great care of me, trust me I'm a handful. With a recent death of my son she has made sure that I stay healthy and she is kind and smart.

Debbi Olsen Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Benveniste

I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Huppin. I was able to get in quickly, get a diagnosis and be treated effectively in one short visit. Office staff are helpful and upbeat. Have just scheduled again for a different foot/ankle problem.

Jennifer S Jun 10 2020

Review for Dr. Huppin

I was very pleased with Dr. Hendershot, she took her time with me, made sure all my questions were answered and even took the time to talk about the corona virus. I was hoping she could be my primary care, but unfortunately that was not possible. I would recommend her highly.

Colette Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Hendershott

Beth Kelly Jun 08 2020

Review for Dr. Anderson

Barbara D. Jun 04 2020

Review for Dr. Pritchett

HM Jun 02 2020

Review for Dr. Ting

Thomas lie Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Wasson

This is my favorite doctor. I'm 62 and she has been seeing me for over 10 years. Very empathetic and shows concern. A nice person a great sense of humor. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Weitkamp.

May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Weitkamp

stephen warwick May 30 2020

Review for Dr. Cohen

Communication and follow through issues. Not dependable. Bedside manner/customer relation skills lacking.

May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Sytman

Greatest doctor ever!

Mary May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Fein

I found this physician's office very argumentative about the most basic of things in a way I have never encountered before. The term oppositional defiant disorder came to mind when dealing with them. A very bizarre experience.

Seattle Mom May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Anderson

BKLamp May 28 2020

Review for Dr. Miranda

She is one of the best Ob’s I ever had she respects your wishes and she takes time to talk to you and she is a wonderful doctor

Amelia Larson May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Patani

Dr Efird insisted I get a mammogram (which I thought was silly) -- and the cancer was caught early. He is thoughtful and thorough, kind and willing to explain and discuss procedures and options. I have seen him for several years and consider him an excellent doctor.

LazyDaisy May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Efird

Dr Bograd was very explanatory about my husband's surgery and made us feel totally at ease. One of the best bedside manners that I've ever encountered. Keep up the good work!!!

Lisa Sican May 27 2020

Review for Dr. Bograd

Wonderful doctor!!

May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Nazemi

The best of the best, My family and I adore him, he is so smart and kind!!!

Sonia Shifflette May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Kaplan

Nga May 26 2020

Review for Dr. Miranda

I've been seeing Dr. Showell since 2009. I always get an appointment quickly, and she spends enough time that it doesn't seem rushed. She saved my life twice with quick diagnoses of complex medical issues, either of which could have been fatal within days.

Terry S May 25 2020

Review for Dr. Showell

I went to get my I-693 form done and he worked with me despite the pandemic. He made sure the form was done within a week! Great communication and service too

May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

Totally unsatisfactory. Dr. was impersonal , discourteous and left room abruptly. He was a poor listener and did not explain his thoughts in detail. I did not feel respected as a person or a patient.

May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Nash

We went to Dr. Memon for our I-693. He was very approachable and made the entire process simple, hassle-free, and quick. He was very understanding and flexible with regard to schedules, and we were able to manage everything during our off-hours. Thank you, Dr. Memon

Michael May 24 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

Walh May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Pastor

Kelly May 22 2020

Review for Dr. Miranda

Berni Morgan May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Press

Allison May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Buchanan

Kind and considerate, thoughtful and attentive, and gives off a palpable air of intelligence. Plus she laughs at my jokes! She's our PCP and we couldn't be happier.

May 21 2020

Review for Dr. Boussengui

Dr Cairns is an awesome physician! He never makes you feel rushed, he’s VERY knowledgeable and super friendly, as is his nurse, Alex. They make a very good caregiving team.

Chris May 20 2020

Review for Dr. Cairns

Echo May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schwartz

A Fraser May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Excellent!! No other hearing specialist would take the time to figure out my issues... he did and solved it!

May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Palaskas

Jane May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Repair of right shoulder following a dislocation

Stuart L Deal May 17 2020

Review for Dr. Shapiro

Ruth May 16 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Santos

I have been seeing Dr. Vickers for a number of years. He is a competent, highly professional and likable physician. He has helped me with numerous foot problems and I highly recommend him.

Michel G. Malter (Ms.) May 15 2020

Review for Dr. Vickers

May 15 2020

Review for Dr. LaBella

I visited Dr. Memon for I-693 examination. Dr. Memon was very friendly, responsive, and helpful through all the steps. I definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to get I-693 screening.

Hessam May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Taylor

Wonderful. He listened and was very caring after I broke my leg. He avoided surgery and now my leg is fine. I would highly recommend him to anyone. It was easy to get a hold of him and his staff. Even during the flu pandemic they were right there to answer questions.

Gwen C Abraham May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Wilcox

My first time with her was great. I had to look her up to find her the next time I need a colonoscopy

Gene May 13 2020

Review for Dr. Gladstone

Altho Swedish Issaquah does not offer prone position breast radiation, in every other way I found Dr Spiegel to be up to date in treatment options and willing to discuss all my questions.

Katherine S Yost May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Spiegel

Best physician ever!!! Caring, thoughtful, thorough and just enough nag :0). Wouldn't go anywhere else!

Joan Melendez May 11 2020

Review for Dr. Hayden

May 10 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Jack glbert May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Jurek

Misguided Angle Thanks

May 09 2020

Review for Dr. Masonis

Jennifer Y May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Okorn

Dr. Memon was knowledgable, professional and super helpful. He helped us with our GC application health exam and the entire process was very efficient. We really enjoyed his service and would like to recommend him to everyone.

Vivian May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

It was an amazing experience , nice and easy . Dr.Memon tried his best to make my process smooth, and at my time convenience. Definitely would recommend to friends and family

Alex Bilba May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Memon

Betty Malloy May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Chris Rudy May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Shapiro

I had a very positive experience from start to finish. My reconstruction after mastectomy was almost completely painless. Dr Wei was so supportive of me with all my anxiety and questions.

May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Wei

Great doctor, excellent bedside manners and communicator

David May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Pan

Sarah Steward May 07 2020

Review for Dr. Bensinger

Cathie May 05 2020

Review for Dr. Efird

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Farook

Dr Cooper helped us after hours in the situation of my 90yo father needing emergency prescriptions. Dr. Cooper was immediately responsive, helpful and professional.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Cooper

JP May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Li

Apr 30 2020

Review for Dr. Seibert

Location

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus

747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122