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Swedish Orthopedic Institute Opens in Seattle
Date:6/3/2008

of the new Orthopedic Institute, is named in honor of the daughter of an early Swedish supporter. It was in the 1920s that Ole Nelson, M.D., moved from Wisconsin to Seattle with his wife, Mabel, and daughter, Wilma. Almost as soon as the family arrived, Ole became involved with other surgeons in the establishment of what would become Swedish Medical Center. The Nelson family, in fact, lived in a house next to Swedish on First Hill and when Ole and Mabel died, the house and property were left to the medical center. Wilma moved to The Highlands neighborhood in north Seattle and the Orthopedic Institute now sits on part of the property once owned by the Nelson Family. When Wilma died a few years ago, leaving a gift of $2.5 million to the Swedish Foundation, it was a natural fit to name the Atrium in her honor.

About Swedish

Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of three hospital campuses - First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard -- a freestanding emergency department and specialty center in Issaquah, Home Care Services, and the Swedish Physician Division - a network of about 40 primary-care and specialty clinics. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatrics, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit http://www.swedish.org.

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