KIRO TV Airs Story on Nurse from Swedish about to Deploy to Haiti; Summary of Swedish's Relief Effor

KIRO TV Airs Story on Nurse from Swedish about to Deploy to Haiti; Summary of Swedish's Relief Efforts

SEATTLE, Jan. 21. 2010 -- On Tuesday evening, Jan. 19 KIRO Television (Channel 7; CBS) aired a story during their 6 p.m. newscast about Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Program nurse Trish Younggren, R.N., who is about to go to Haiti for two to four weeks with National Nurses United to volunteer as a civilian on a Navy hospital ship.

To watch this story on the KIRO TV Web site, click here.

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Updates on Swedish's Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts

SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2010 -- Swedish along with the Washington State Hospital Association and Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems are supporting Portland-based Medical Teams International (MTI) in a relief effort to deploy 10 emergency medical teams to Haiti. We now have more details about the online application process for volunteers. Significant disaster response experience, and experience in developing nations is required. Also, MTI has updated its donation form. If you are interested in donating to this agency, select the 'How did you hear about our site?' field and choose the drop-down option for 'NW Hospital Partnership' (instead of the 'tribute' field).

Other health-care organizations in need of support include:

A comprehensive list of aid organizations is also available on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Web site.

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SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2010 -- Given the desperate need for surgeons, health-care personnel and medical supplies in Haiti, Swedish along with the Washington State Hospital Association and Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems are supporting Portland-based Medical Teams International (MTI) in a relief effort to deploy 10 emergency medical teams to Haiti. The first team was deployed last night. In addition, Swedish is supplying the team with needed pharmaceuticals and has made a $10,000 cash donation. If you are interested in personally supporting this Pacific Northwest effort, donations can be made online by clicking here. Select the 'How did you hear about our site?' field and choose the drop-down option for 'NW Hospital Partnership.'

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SEATTLE, Jan. 15-18, 2010 -- Many staff from Swedish have expressed interest in supporting the relief effort in Haiti. Here are some links to organizations in need of financial aid and other forms of support.

Other resources:

The medical center will keep people apprised of any Swedish-specific efforts that develop.

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