Swedish Medical Center: Level I Trauma Center in South Denver

Swedish Medical Center Memorable Care

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, faster than any other facility in the world, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver caregynecology and urology.

Offering Quality Care and Excellent Outcomes:

Swedish consistently provides some of the highest quality patient care and has been recognized for excellence by many organizations:

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade - “A”
  • Hospital Compare - 4-Star Overall Rating
  • Accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis - (2013-2018)


  • Joint Commission Certification in Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft and Open Heart Surgery
  • AHA/ASA Heart Attack Receiving Gold Plus
  • AHA/ASA STEMI Receiving Center
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure - (2012-2018)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - (2017-2018)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism - (2015-2018)


  • NAEC Level 4 Epilepsy Center
  • Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
  • Center of Excellence for Spine Surgery from United Health
  • Designated Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Spine Surgery


  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gynecologic Procedures Excellence Award™ - (2016-2017)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Procedures - (2016-2017)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated by Healthgrades for Gynecologic Procedures - (2016-2017)
  • Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures - (2016-2017)

Acute Rehabilitation

  • Named Top Performer by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation
  • Top 10% of all Uniform Data System Medical Rehabilitation subscribers
  • Only rehabilitation facility in the Denver Metro Area with Telemetry


  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® - American Society for Metabolic Bariatric Surgery
  • Designated member of OptumHealth Centers of Excellence network for Bariatric Resources Services

Need a Physician? Call (303) 575-0055.