June 2004
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June 2004 posts

Swedish's A la Carte Dining Program Receives National Honors

SEATTLE, June 28, 2004 -- Last month, Swedish Medical Center's pioneering room-service-style foodservice -- A la Carte Dining -- was recognized by foodservice professionals nationwide as one of only six institutions in the country to receive a prestigious 2004 Ivy Award from Restaurants & ...

Patient Receives Investigational Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery for Mitral-Valve Regurgitation

SEATTLE, June 24, 2004 - Last week a 72-year-old man from Lewiston, Idaho became only the second person west of the Mississippi to receive a less-invasive alternative to open-heart surgery - with the Evalve® percutaneous mitral-valve repair system - to treat mitral-valve regurgitation (MR)...

Swedish and Northwest in Merger Discussions - - Hospitals Seek to Integrate, Coordinate Health-care Services in Seattle's Northend

SEATTLE - June 14, 2004 - Leaders of Swedish Medical Center and Northwest Hospital & Medical Center today announced they have taken initial steps toward combining the organizations. The hospitals' boards of trustees recently signed a letter of intent authorizing management to discuss a merger....

Swedish Physician Interviewed for MSNBC.com Article on Advances in Cancer Screening, Detection, Treatment

SEATTLE, June 1, 2004 -- Like breast cancer, death rates from other top killers -- lung, prostate and colorectal cancers -- have been declining. And since former President Richard Nixon declared the War on Cancer in 1971, survival rates for all types of cancer combined have increased from 50 p...
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