If it's been a while since you've been there, you might consider going again. For one thing, they have introduced a new great new ER program to ensure that high-risk patients are seen ASAP. Many other changes and new programs have been implemented.
We have personally used the new ER program, which is why I included it. Within about three minutes of walking into the ER, my daughter was seen & treated by an entire team (about 5 or 6 people), including a physician.
Swedish is a great hospital, and I'm sure they wouldn't merge with a hospital that would bring their name down.
I have personally have never had any issues at this hospital. I was seen in 1998 as a teenager, under very bad circumstances. Everyone treated me & the a-hole I came with very well, despite our reasons for being there.
Back to the present, my daughter is a regular at this hospital. She has asthma and seems to be seen here every time she gets a cold (which means we are there an average of about once per month). Everyone she comes in contact with is always extremely pleasant & patient with her. We have never had any issues here. My daughter is high risk, and is usually seen very quickly. Part of the reason we moved to the area we currently live in was because of its proximity to this hospital.
Her words (age 8), ""They take care of me great!""