Kindred Hospital Seattle First Hill offers additional clinical monitoring and support for patients
SEATTLE – Feb. 18, 2015 – Starting today, Kindred Hospital Seattle First Hill will begin using Swedish’s TeleICU system to provide an additional layer of care and clinical monitoring for its patients.
Using two-way cameras and audio feeds, TeleICU allows remote care teams to conduct rounds, provide services and support ICU nurses. Special early-warning software collects information about blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, medication orders and X-rays to give the TeleICU teams vital information to monitor each patient's status closely, along with onsite caregivers. With the flip of a switch, the TeleICU team can communicate directly with the patient’s nurse and provide needed support. The TeleICU team typically includes an intensivist, registered nurses and support staff who monitor patients in multiple hospitals.
On Monday, Feb. 9, Swedish Medical Center honored twenty-two nurses who received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare.
Swedish is one of more than 100 hospitals nationwide that participates in this annual award program. Each month, nurses are selected by their colleagues and peers to receive the DAISY Award. Congratulations to the following nurses at Swedish recognized this year!
Swedish is excited to welcome Group Health maternity patients starting Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 for one of the most monumental moments of their lives – the birth of their child.
Group Health will close its Family Beginnings Unit located at the Capitol Hill campus at midnight on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Group Health’s family practice physicians, obstetricians, and midwives will begin providing care at Swedish First Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
American Preparedness, Senior Services and Swedish partner to provide supplies to some of King County’s most vulnerable residents
SEATTLE – Jan. 27, 2015 – American Preparedness, Senior Services and Swedish Health Services today launched delivery of free emergency preparedness kits to 1,000 vulnerable, home-bound King County seniors who receive Meals on Wheels. The kits provide emergency food and water, first-aid supplies, a flashlight, thermal blanket, hand warmers and other items to help individuals during the critical first 72 hours of an emergency.
“This is an opportunity to provide additional support to these older adults who may find it more difficult to obtain emergency supplies,” said Paula Houston, CEO of Senior Services. “It also allows us to address the larger issue of emergency preparedness with these clients and help them think about how to plan to connect with their caregivers or other means of support during an emergency.”
A recent University of Iowa study found that the majority of adults age 50 and older in the U.S. may not be prepared for a serious flood, earthquake, tornado or other natural disaster. In the Puget Sound region, such disasters as earthquake and inclement weather are most likely to impact these vulnerable populations.