January 2006
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January 2006 posts

Seattle Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiologist Addresses Heart-Health Issues People Should be Aware of Before Watching the Super Bowl

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2006 -- Can watching the Super Bowl potentially put you at risk for a health problem? If you already suffer from a heart condition or high blood pressure, there are some things you should keep in mind before sitting down to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon. According ...

Swedish's Perinatal Medicine Program Featured in Nationally Broadcast TV News Story about a New Test to Detect Down syndrome Earlier

SEATTLE, Jan. 13, 2006 -- Ivanhoe Broadcast News recently produced a nationally broadcast TV news story about the results of a recently completed clinical study -- the FASTER (First- and Second-Trimester Evaluation of Risk) Trial -- which showed that a new type of prenatal screening involving ...

Statement Regarding Ratification of Contract between Swedish and SEIU 1199NW; Agreement Includes Premium Sharing on Health-Care and Pension Choice

SEATTLE, Jan. 10, 2006 – After two special sessions called by a federal mediator just before the holidays, Swedish Medical Center and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199NW reached a tentative agreement that includes modest premium sharing on health care and a choice of pens...

Statement Regarding Camera Found in Staff Bathroom

SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2006 – Upon learning that a hidden camera had been placed in a staff bathroom in a Heath Building clinic on the hospital’s First Hill campus, officials at Swedish Medical Center immediately took action by removing the device and reporting the matter to the Seattle ...

Local African-American Community to Honor Three Swedish Physicians; Public Event Set for Sunday, Jan. 29

SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2006 – Three of Swedish Medical Center's highest-ranking physicians will be recognized this month by Seattle's African-American community for their professional accomplishments.Rayburn Lewis, M.D., vice president of Medical Affairs for Swedish; John Vassall, M.D., chief of sta...

First Baby at Swedish Medical Center Arrives Shortly After Midnight on New Year's Day

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2006 – Swedish Medical Center's first baby of 2006 was born shortly after midnight at 12:17 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2006. Hailey Elizabeth Vaughey made her early morning arrival at Swedish Medical Center/First Hill Campus, weighing in at 6 pounds, 1 ounce and 18 inches long. Having t...

Swedish's New daVinci Surgical System, Expertise Featured in Seattle Times Article On Minimally Invasive Prostate-Cancer Surgery

SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2005 -- Swedish Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Washington state to begin using the latest (four-arm) daVinci robotic-assisted Surgical System to allow urologic surgeons to more easily and efficiently remove cancerous prostates. The technology allows surge...
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