Swedish Medical Center (Colorado)
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Swedish Medical Center Colorado
This article refers to the hospital in Englewood, Colorado. For the hospital in Seattle, Washington, see Swedish Medical Center.

Coordinates: 39°39?12?N 104°58?54?W / 39.6534°N 104.9816°W / 39.6534; -104.9816

Swedish Medical Center
HealthONE Colorado
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Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.
Geography
Location501 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood, Colorado, United States
Organization
TypeGeneral
Services
Emergency departmentI
Beds408
History
Opened1905
Links
Websitehttps://swedishhospital.com/

Swedish Medical Center is a 408-bed acute care hospital located in Englewood, Colorado, United States.

It is operated by HealthONE Colorado, a joint venture between Hospital Corporation of America and The Colorado Health Foundation.

History

Swedish Medical Center was founded in 1905 in Colorado as a tuberculosis sanatorium. In 1924, the hospital was expanded with funds donated by the Swedish Women of Chicago. In 1956, with the decline of TB as a major health threat, the hospital's focus turned to general healthcare.

Swedish Medical Center was the first hospital in Colorado to use MRI and CT technology, as well as angiography. Swedish is a regional referral center for neurotrauma and in 2003 it was designated one of the three Level I Trauma Centers in Colorado.[1] Swedish also became the first Comprehensive Stroke Center in Colorado in 2004.

Wayne F.J. Yakes, M.D. founded the Vascular Malformation Center in 1991. It is the only center in the world that dedicates its care to the management of vascular malformations in all anatomic locations.

Swedish employs more than 2,000 people and has a medical staff of 1,200 physicians and allied health professionals. The hospital runs many community health programs, including Shots for Tots, a partnership with local Rotary Clubs to provide immunizations to children in need; Doctors Care, which provides healthcare, hospitalization and pharmaceuticals for the medically underserved; and a health clinic at nearby Englewood High School.

Swedish was named one of the "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation by Solucient in 2002 and 2003, in addition to being awarded the "Consumer Choice" award from the National Research Corporation fives times and being named a "Facility of Choice" by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.

In 2016, the hospital warned patients that they may have been exposed to Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV as a result of a former employee's alleged drug tampering.[2]

Notable patients

See also

References

  1. ^ "Trauma Centers". American College of Surgeons. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Catherine E. Shoichet. "Swedish Medical Center surgical tech indicted". CNN. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "The Injured at Columbine High School: Swedish Medical Center". Cyn Shepard (acolumbinesite.com). Retrieved .

External links


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