SEATTLE, Wash. – July 1, 2011 –Swedish, the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle Region has added seven physicians to its healthcare system. Five of these physicians, Drs. Ruth Freeman, Mindy Hsue, Carl Janzen, Eduardo Miller and Rebecca Parrish join the Swedish Medical Group’s team of more than 120 primary care physicians in the area.
Since its inception in 1910, Swedish has been dedicated to providing the community with the highest quality patient-centered care available. These new physicians will join some of the newer facilities that Swedish has recently introduced in the region, including primary care clinics in Mill Creek, Redmond and Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, bringing patient-centered care closer to home for these communities.
“Swedish is pleased to welcome these highly experienced physicians to our growing medical staff,” said Ray Williams, Swedish’s chief operating officer. “These new physicians contribute to furthering Swedish’s excellent standards for patient-centered care.”
DR. RUTH FREEMAN joins the Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care clinic as an internal medicine specialist. Dr. Freeman has more than 12 years of clinical experience. She has experience in acute patient care and preventative medicine as well as management of chronic diseases. Dr. Freeman received her medical degree from Howard University School of Medicine.
DR. MINDY HSUE joins the Swedish Redmond Primary Care clinic as a physician specializing in a full spectrum of family medicine with clinical emphasis on cholesterol management, gastroenterology, health maintenance and preventative medicine. Dr. Hsue brings more than 12 years of clinical experience to Swedish, most recently serving as a staff physician at Evergreen Medical Group in Redmond. Dr. Hsue received her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia.
DR. CARL JANZEN joins the Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care clinic as a physician specializing in family medicine. Dr. Janzen’s clinical interests include adolescent medicine, adult medicine, pediatric exams, preventative medicine, primary care and travel medicine/vaccinations. Dr. Janzen received his medical degree at the University of Alberta.
DR. EDUARDO MILLER joins the Swedish South Lake Union Primary Care clinic as a physician with a specialty in family medicine. Dr. Miller has been practicing for six years. He accepts both English speaking and Spanish speaking patients and is fluent in both languages. His clinical interests include sports medicine, outpatient procedures in primary care, acute care and academic medicine. Dr. Miller received his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School.
DR. CATIE O’FARRELL joins the Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care clinic as a physician practicing full spectrum family medicine. Dr. O’Farrell accepts patients of all ages. Her clinical interests include pediatrics and adolescent care, with specialties in preventative medicine including well woman care, pap smears, physical exams, cholesterol screening, cancer screening and exercise promotion. Dr. O’Farrell received her medical degree from the University of California at Davis.
DR. REBECCA PARRISH joins the Swedish Mill Creek Primary Care clinic as a physician specializing in the full spectrum of family medicine. Dr. Parrish has been practicing for nine years and has most recently worked at Providence Physicians Group as a full time physician and has worked in the past as a certified athletic trainer. Dr. Parrish received her medical degree from Albany Medical College.
Swedish has grown over the last 100 years to become the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 8,500 employees, 3,000-physicians and 1,200-volunteers. It is comprised of four hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard and Edmonds); emergency departments and ambulatory care centers in Issaquah, Redmond and Mill Creek; Swedish Visiting Nurse Services; and Swedish Medical Group – a network of more than 70 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Greater Puget Sound area. Swedish recently opened a new emergency department and medical office building (MOB) on its Ballard campus and will open a new MOB and hospital in the Issaquah Highlands in the summer of 2011. 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, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit Swedish online at www.swedish.org, www.swedishcares.org, www.facebook.com/swedishmedicalcenter or www.twitter.com/swedish.
In 2007, Swedish embarked upon an ambitious $100 million fundraising campaign. Campaign investments are used to support a wide-variety of initiatives throughout the health-care system, including cancer, heart and vascular, women and children, neurosciences, and orthopedics as well as programs to support underserved populations. To date, the campaign has secured gifts totaling more than $74 million. For more information or to support the campaign, visit www.campaignforswedish.org.