Swedish's Quality-Improvement Efforts, Involvement in 100K Lives Campaign to be Featured in Upcoming

Swedish's Quality-Improvement Efforts, Involvement in 100K Lives Campaign to be Featured in Upcoming, Nationally Broadcast, Four-Part Series on PBS TV

SEATTLE, Sept. 29, 2006 -- On Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 pm Pacific Standard Time, PBS Television (channel 9: KCTS TV in the Greater Seattle area) will begin airing the first part of a four-part series titled Remaking American Medicine. The first hour-long segment, which is titled ‘Silent Killer,' will feature about six to eight minutes of video footage exclusively about some of Swedish's quality-improvement efforts, specifically those involving our participation in the nationwide 100K Lives Campaign sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).

The section that focuses on Swedish includes:

  • Swedish Chief of Staff John Vassall , M.D., speaking about the reasons for and commitment behind the medical center's participation in the 100K Lives Campaign as well as an effort he championed here for Swedish physicians and clinicians to challenge themselves to try and help save 200 lives as part of this broader effort
  • Profile of a Swedish Cancer Institute patient who says she's convinced that our Rapid Response Team saved her life

PBS will be airing the program several times over the course of the week and on different PBS stations. For a full schedule of air dates, visit http://www.kcts.org/SeriesDetail.asp?N1=REAM and for more information about this four-part series, visit http://www.ramcampaign.org/

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