November 2009
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November 2009 posts

Swedish/Issaquah ER Nationally Recognized for Patient Satisfaction

ISSAQUAH, Nov. 23, 2009 – When people think of an emergency room (ER) the words ‘patient satisfaction' probably are not the first that come to mind. However, at the Swedish/Issaquah ER patient satisfaction is a top priority – and now the facility has been nationally recognized for it. The Sw...

Update on Swedish-Regence Contract; Questions: 1-877-582-7885

IMPORTANT NOTES Swedish has established a special, toll-free phone line (1-877-582-7885) for patients with questions about this topic. To read a related Q&A document, click here.SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2009 – Today, Swedish was astonished to learn that Regence BlueShield issued a statement implyin...

New Breast Screening Guidelines Draw Opposition; Swedish Cancer Institute Breast Program's Position; Links to Related Info, Various Opinions

SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2009 -- Upending one of the most widely followed medical directives for women, an influential panel of experts is recommending that women 50 and older get screened for breast cancer only once every two years and that most women in their 40s skip the test altogether. The panel...

Swedish Headache Specialist Interviewed for KING 5 TV Story on Inhaler-Based Migraine Drug Being Studied

SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2009 -- If you've ever had a migraine, you know how hard it is to function. Now relief may be just a spray away thanks to a new migraine medicine being tested in a clinical trial at Swedish.The clinical trial involved an older medication delivered in a new way -- through an i...

Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi Visits Swedish

SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2009 -- Only two days after helping guide a landmark health-care bill through the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Seattle today to see how Swedish is already delivering care in ways similar to what the bill proposes.In her first public appearance since the House vote late ...

Swedish CEO Recognized Among 'Most Influential People of The Year' by Seattle Magazine for His Support of 'Medical Home'

SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2009 -- The November issue of Seattle magazine includes their sixth-annual 'Most Influential People of The Year' multi-page feature article. In it, Swedish CEO Dr. Rod Hochman is recognized for his support of something that may go a long way toward solving the country's heal...

Two Swedish-Affiliated Physicians Interviewed for Podcast on 'Knowing Your Risk for Osteoporosis'

SEATTLE, Nov. 5, 2009 -- Two Swedish-affiliated physicians were interviewed on Nov. 3 for a podcast on the Patient Power® Web site titled 'Knowing Your Risk for Osteoporosis.' The two doctors are Chris Shuhart, M.D., a family practice physician and medical director of Bone Health and Ost...
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