Every Swedish employee cares

From the receptionists to the surgeons, Swedish is full of passionate caregivers

 
People who join the healthcare industry often do so because they want to help people. They want to make a difference in others’ lives. Caregivers join Swedish for more than that, though. Swedish caregivers are some of the best in the nation, and they come to stay at the top of their game. Every day, they’re practicing new, innovative ways to improve patient health. Combining excellence and innovation with compassion, care and commitment makes for the highest-quality, safest patient experience anywhere.
 
These individuals chose healthcare very deliberately. Some might even say that healthcare chose them.

EXPLORE THE STORIES

TAMISHA

Clinic Supervisor

Tamisha loves the team that she works with at SNI. “All our providers, support staff, and nursing staff come ready and eager to serve our patients every day - it’s a great atmosphere!”

She’s able to display a great deal of empathy for the patients she serves because she is a patient herself. Tamisha tries to always ask herself, “How would I want to be treated?” No matter what her patients are going through, Swedish’s resources allow her to meet every patient need.

 

   

MANNY

Operating Room Nurse

Working in the OR provides Manny with the opportunity to have a direct impact on a person's life in their most challenging time. OR patients are often scared, stressed and in distress, so Manny does his best to bring some joy to that moment for his patients. “I’ll do whatever I can to make them smile or forget about what they’re going through, even if it’s just holding their hand when they’re crying and giving them reassurance that we’re going to take care of them.”

The OR is high pressure, high intensity, and things often don't go as planned. Despite these difficulties, Manny always focuses on providing excellent patient care, and that focus allows him to overcome whatever obstacles the OR offers him.

 

   

MARK

Labor and Delivery Nurse

Mark loves everything about his job, especially being able to do one-on-one patient care. He had opportunities to go elsewhere but chose Swedish because he knew he would only have one patient.

Working as an L&D nurse at Swedish is Mark’s dream come true. He knew from the moment he stepped foot on the L&D unit as a senior practicum student that Swedish First Hill was where he was supposed to be. Being able to welcome babies into the world and be there when women become moms and men become dads brings Mark so much joy.

 

   

OLIVIA

OR Nurse

Olivia thrives under pressure, so being an OR nurse is her ideal career. She has been with Swedish for half a year and already knows that the most crucial part of her job is her team. Being able to give (and receive) help when needed enables her to care that much more deeply for her patients. It comes down to the respect she has for her patients and her team, which allows her to push away her personal issues and focus on providing compassionate care to her patients.

 

   

RACHEL

Sonographer

The field of Ultrasound is ever changing as the technology involved continues to advance. In her 16th year at Swedish, Rachel brings her knowledge and professional expertise to her patients every day. Knowing that these patients are often confused and uncomfortable, she encourages they ask questions and strives to give every patient a pleasant experience.

 

   

LOUIS

Certified Medical Assistant

Louis is always happy to see his patients and works hard to ensure that they are happy to be there and see him too. Bringing high energy and humor to his job, he helps patients by connecting with them on a personal level, making sure that they know he’s there because he cares. 

 

   

CALIE

Clinic Supervisor

As a Type I diabetic, Calie has been in and out of hospitals since she was a child. She knows what healthcare looks like from the patient side and the hospital side, giving her a unique perspective on how to best help her patients.

 

   

GRETCHEN

Clinic Administrator

Gretchen has been with Swedish for 15+ years and has no plans to leave any time soon. She’s inspired by both the work she does and her staff and patients. Problem solving and assisting other people are what makes her passionate about her job.