The Swedish Cancer Institute is the premier cancer care and clinical research center in the region. The Institute, founded in 1932, now includes more than 150 Swedish affiliated oncologists and oncology surgeons throughout the region. With clinical trials and an environment open to new drug treatments, technology and clinical applications, the institute is a hub of innovation.
Seattle is the Pacific Northwest's largest urban center (metro population 3.25 million), with world-class arts and entertainment, a robust economy and an outstanding school system. The city hugs magnificent Puget Sound and offers Olympic and Cascade mountain views to the north, east and south. Seattleites are famously fond of the outdoors, fresh seafood and good coffee.
Swedish Health Services is a not-for-profit health system based in Seattle and serving patients across northwest Washington. There are five main Swedish hospital campuses, and more than 100 medical clinics offering exceptional primary and specialty care. In 2012, Swedish affiliated with Providence Health & Services, which operates not-for-profit hospitals and clinics across the West.