October 2011

October 2011 posts

Swedish is Working with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest to Establish Health Center on First Hill

SEATTLE, OCT. 14, 2011 — Swedish Health Services (SHS) and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) announced today that Planned Parenthood will establish a health center on First Hill in order to provide women in the area a full range of reproductive health services, including abortion.

Your Child's Champion

Our children face all sorts of challenges. Challenges at school, at home, with friends and with siblings. Challenges that are self-imposed (questions about worth, and self-doubt) and challenges of just sorting out this big world.

As parents, we’re there when they take their first breath. We help them thrive and exist as an individual being. We help them take their first steps. We cheer when they are happy and we experience physical pain when they are hurt, sad or heartbroken.

We know our child’s personality better than anyone else in the world. We know what scares them and what makes them happy. We know their likes and dislikes. We can see when they’re getting tired or hungry. We know them better than we know ourselves.

If a child then develops a problem ...

Bountiful Barley Pilaf

Rice is nice, but barley is better! Nutty and robust, it also packs in antioxidants, selenium soluble fiber and Vitamin E to protect against heart disease. You’ll love the sweet and savory notes of juicy raisins, earthy mushrooms and fresh herbs. Pair it with protein or keep it veggie by serving alongside a substantial vegetable entrée. Serves 4.


  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced and chopped
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped or slivered
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh rosemary and savory, minced or ½ teaspooon dried
  • 3 cups fat-free chicken or vegetable broth, low-sodium


  1. In large saucepan, sauté onion in olive oil until translucent. Add mushrooms, celery, and almonds and cook 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in barley, raisins, and seasonings until barley is coated with other ingredients.
  3. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, reduce to simmer for 55 minutes.

Per one cup serving: 236 calories, 8 gm protein, 31 gm carbohydrate, 9 gm fat, 1 gm sat , 7 gm mono, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 gm fiber, 420 mg sodium

THE SEASONED COOK Try substituting dried fruit such as cranberries and apricots for raisins for added variety. For special occasions try using a variety of mushrooms. This dish makes excellent leftovers for lunch.

Nutrition Goldmine: Barley is a rich source of antioxidants, selenium, Vitamin E and soluble fiber, all of which protect against heart disease. For a whole grain version of this dish, choose hulled or hulless barley. Pearl barley is polished, which removes much of the bran along with the hull.

Issue 23 - Progress but no agreement yet

 SEIU and Swedish completed three days of mediation with Mediator Larry Fox. During mediation, progress was made on many of the outstanding non-economic issues including a training fund committee to increase use of the fund, support for lactating moms, and rules governing transfers between Swedish Edmonds and other Swedish campuses. Mediator Fox is cautiously optimistic that we are headed in the right direction toward a potential agreement and requested that the parties return to mediation on October 29-31. Over the next two weeks, we each committed to several sub-team meetings in an effort to continue working toward a new agreement.

Public Invited for a Sneak Peek of Swedish/Issaquah’s New Birth Center

Public open house planned for Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New childbirth center is scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 1

Swedish Participating in Study to Evaluate Safety, Effectiveness of Implantable Device Designed to Reduce Patient Time to the ER, Improve Survival Rates from Heart Attack in High-Risk Patients

SNI award from NIH - 2.2M

Swedish Neuroscience Institute was awarded a 7-year, $2.2M grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke (NINDS) to participate in the NeuroNEXT program, a national consortium of 25 neuroscience centers of excellence that will conduct early-stage clinical trials. John W. Henson, MD, FAAN, and Daniel S. Rizzuto, PhD, will lead the effort at Swedish. Swedish Neuroscience Institute was the only non-university hospital chosen to participate, highlighting the value of Swedish’s investments in research and clinical infrastructure. For more information about NeuroNEXT click here

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