March 2009
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March 2009 posts

Swedish Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Opening of Innovative Community Health Medical Home Clinic in Ballard

SEATTLE, March 27, 2009 -- Today Swedish hosted a ribbon cutting and openhouse to celebrate the upcoming opening of its newest primary-care clinic, which will be the first at Swedish – and the first in the country – to open utilizing the 'medical home' model exclusively from day one. This inno...

American Heart Association Recognizes Swedish's Stroke Program for Fifth Straight Year

SEATTLE, March 24, 2009 – The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) Stroke Program recently received the American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines™–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes SNI’s commitment and ...

Specialist Interviewed about Swedish's Weight Loss Surgery Program for Article in Issaquah Press

SEATTLE, March 19, 2009 -- Swedish-affiliated bariatric surgeon Ross McMahon, M.D., was recently interviewed for an article about the medical center's Weight-Loss Surgery Program. The piece was published in the March 16 issue of the Issaquah Press.Although he is based at Swedish/First Hill, Dr...

Swedish Primary-Care Physician Interviewed for TV News Series on Generational Health Issues for People in Their 20s to 60s

SEATTLE, March 13, 2009 -- KCPQ Television (Channel 13; FOX) aired a week-long series this week during their morning and evening newscasts about generation-specific health issues for people between their 20s and 60s.Titled 'The Experts,' it featured four local professionals in the health and m...

KIRO Radio Interviews Swedish Wellness Expert on Importance of Practicing Relaxation Techniques in Stressful Times

SEATTLE, March 10, 2009 -- Whether it's been spurred by the current economic situation, people's busy lives, or personal issues -- stress is a part of our daily lives.In an attempt to provide people with some helpful tips about simple things that can be done anytime and anywhere to help better...

Swedish Makes Decision about Initiative 1000, Death with Dignity Act

SEATTLE, March 5, 2009 – The recent passage of Initiative 1000 (I-1000), the ‘Washington State Death with Dignity Act,’ has raised many questions for physicians, pharmacists, counselors and hospitals statewide. After careful, thoughtful conversations with our medical staff an...

Swedish's Charity Care, Interpreter Services Recognized in Local Report about Health-Care Disparities

SEATTLE, March 5, 2009 -- The Seattle Times published an article March 4 about a report that was recently released by four local, grassroots community organizations about health-care disparities, especially among minorities and the poor.Three of the report's four organizing groups included Nor...
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