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September Issue of Seattle magazine Features Articles about Swedish's Neuroscience Institute, Executive Health Program

SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2007 -- The September 2007 issue of Seattle magazine features a few healthcare-related articles involving Swedish that accompany the results of their seventh-annual Top Doctors survey.One of the articles -- headlined "Brain Trust" -- is about advances in and exper...

Swedish and UnitedHealthcare Agree to 60-Day Contract Extension

SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2007 – Swedish and UnitedHealthcare announced that they will extend the terms of their current contracts for an additional 60 days, which will enable both organizations to pursue discussions in an effort to reach an agreement on new contracts.The contract terms betwee...

Swedish-Affiliated Headache Specialist Receives Prestigious National Award

SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2007 – Swedish-affiliated headache specialist Sheena Aurora, M.D., recently received the prestigious Harold G. Wolff Lecture Award at the American Headache Society's 49th-annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago.The award is given annually to that person who contributes the bes...

Issaquah Press Editorial: "Swedish ER is on list of good stuff in town"

By Kathleen R. Merrill, Issaquah Press EditorWhen was the last time you went to an emergency room? And how long did you wait before getting to see someone? I mean, aside from the person who hands you that clipboard full of papers to fill out and sign?A friend of mine who recently took her son ...

Swedish Announces Decision to Terminate Agreement with United HealthCare and Its Affiliate Plans this Fall

SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2007 -- Swedish and its network of physician practices and clinics have decided to terminate agreements with United HealthCare and its affiliates, effective this fall. Because Swedish understands that a decision like this has an impact on patients, it was one the non-profit medica...

Swedish Cancer Institute to Add Latest Proton Beam Radiotherapy; Local Medical Providers Being Approached to Partner in Groundbreaking Effort

SEATTLE, Aug. 1, 2007 – The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) has taken the first major step toward acquiring a powerful, cost-effective proton therapy delivery system designed to aid patients who need highly targeted radiation therapy. Swedish is now beginning to speak with local medical p...
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