May 2009

May 2009 posts

Swedish's TeleStroke Program Featured in TV News Story on Effectiveness of Videoconferencing-Based Stroke Care

SEATTLE, May 28, 2009 -- The Swedish Neuroscience Institute's TeleStroke Program was featured in a story that KCPQ Television (Channel 13; FOX) aired today about how high-quality videoconferencing can increase patient access to stroke specialists according to an American Heart Association sc...

Swedish/First Hill ICU Wins Prestigious National Award for Excellence

SEATTLE, May 22, 2009 – The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Swedish Medical Center's First Hill Campus was recently recognized as one of the nation's top critical-care units by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).The AACN Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence is presente...

Swedish Family Medicine Gardening Project Fights Malnutrition Among Children in Rural Nicaragua

SEATTLE, May 19, 2009 -- Malnutrition, especially among children, is a constant concern in many corners of the world. For families in the town of Mulukuku, in rural eastern Nicaragua, that concern may significantly diminish in coming years.With the help of two Swedish physicians, the Mulukuku ...

Swedish CEO, Dr. Rod Hochman, Recognized by Modern Healthcare Magazine

SEATTLE, May 12, 2009 – Swedish Medical Center CEO Rod Hochman, M.D., was recently honored for the second consecutive year by Modern Healthcare as part of the nationally distributed magazine's fifth-annual '50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare' recognition effort. In 2008, h... Video Story about Moyamoya Features Swedish Neuroscience Institute Neurosurgeon David Newell, M.D.

SEATTLE, May 4, 2009 -- Moyamoya disease is an extremely rare condition that leads to irreversible blockage of the carotid arteries to the brain as they enter into the skull. Those with the rare brain disorder are often young, female and at greater risk for stroke or brain hemorrhage. In child...
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