Dr. Olav and Anne Sola, in their younger and later years. In the early 1960s, they were the driving force behind the founding of Stevens Hospital, now Swedish Edmonds. Dr. Sola died in 2007 and Anne Sola died this year at 95. (Family photos)

Dr. Olav and Anne Sola, in their younger and later years. In the early 1960s, they were the driving force behind the founding of Stevens Hospital, now Swedish Edmonds. Dr. Sola died in 2007 and Anne Sola died this year at 95. (Family photos)

‘Mrs. Stevens Hospital’ helped bring health care to Edmonds

What’s now Swedish Edmonds began with Dr. Olav Sola and others seeing need in south Snohomish County.

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