January 2009

January 2009 posts

Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery Done at Swedish/Ballard Highlighted in KING 5 TV Story

SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2009 -- Traditional hip replacement surgery typically results in a six- to eight-inch incision and a hospital stay of three days. However, a relatively new (at least in the United States) surgical option -- called anterior approach hip replacement -- is available at some hospit...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute TeleStroke Program Signs Contract with Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Wash.

PORT TOWNSEND, WA, Jan. 15, 2009 – Jefferson County area residents facing a potential or actual acute stroke will now benefit from a recently formed partnership between the Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) TeleStroke Program and Jefferson Healthcare that will bolster the Port Towns...

New Medical Leadership at Swedish for the New Year -- Dr. John Vassall Assumes Role as Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Todd Strumwasser Now Chief of Staff

SEATTLE, January 6, 2009 – Several physicians at Swedish are taking on new roles with the start of the new year, including John Vassall, M.D., as chief medical officer (CMO) and Todd Strumwasser, M.D., as the new chief of staff and nine other physicians assuming leadership posts in the organization....
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