September 2010

September 2010 posts

Swedish Summer Research Program A Success

On August 12, 2010 six undergraduate and three high-school students completed the 2010 Swedish Summer Research Program. This program is now in its second year and was led by Dr. Dan Rizzuto, Research Manager at Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) and Dr. John Henson, Director of Neurology at SNI.

The 10 week program included training in research ethics and basic neurology as well as weekly seminars from SNI physicians. Each student was also assigned to a research project and individually mentored by the physician investigator leading the research. The program was roundly considered a success by all participants. Of note, one participant and his mentor wrote a manuscript, entitled “The Impact of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Visuospatial Navigation and Memory”, which was submitted to the Journal of ECT.

Special thanks to all of the Swedish project mentors: Dr. Annabaker Garber, Dr. Mike Doherty, Dr. Jim Bowen, Dr. Bart Keogh, Dr. Ken Melman, Dr. Greg Foltz, Dr. Jill Jesurum, Dr. Cindy Fuller, Dr. Nameeta Shah, Dr. John Henson, and Dr. Philip Mease. We will begin accepting applications in March for the Summer 2011 program. Stay tuned for further details.

Swedish Looking for Artwork from Children, Young Adults to Feature in New Mill Creek Campus

MILL CREEK, WASH., Sept. 21, 2010 – Swedish is excited to be building a new campus in the South Everett/Mill Creek area, located just off I-5 on 128th St. The facility will feature a full-service Emergency Department, primary care clinic and office space for various physician specialists. In an effort to be an engaged community partner and improve the healing environment of our new facility, we would like to feature digital images of artwork or photos by children or young adults who live in the Mill Creek/Everett area (open to children and young adults ages 5 to 18). The digital images selected will be turned into long-lasting pieces of art to showcase in the new Swedish facility.

SNI Fellowship Opportunities Available

The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, is committed to improving the delivery of neurologic care through evidence-based protocols, research and education. SNI offers advanced training through five fellowships:

Applications are reviewed as received, with fellowships beginning bi-annually on January 1 and July 1. For one hundred years Swedish has been the premier health-care provider in the Pacific Northwest and a trusted resource for people when it truly counts. As a high-volume, urban medical center located at the epicenter of the Puget Sound area, Swedish attracts nationally recognized physicians and scientists, and provides a broad population base that enhances the patient care, research and education efforts at SNI. Applying for an SNI fellowship You can also email your inquiries to

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Energy Efficiency Built Into Swedish Issaquah

Lee Brei, Swedish’s director of Facility Services, and Susan Gillespie, senior project manager for the Swedish Issaquah Campus, are on a mission. They intend to make Swedish’s first major Eastside site the most energy-efficient facility in the region.

Swedish broke ground last October for a new 175-bed hospital and five-story medical office building (MOB) on 12.5 acres just off I-90/Exit 18. It is the first full-scale medical complex to be built in King County in more than 25 years. Plans call for 500,000+ square feet of built space, with the MOB targeted to open in July 2011 and the hospital seven months later.

“We have one chance to do this project right and take advantage of the best practices in new hospital construction,” explains Gillespie. “The key goals are to integrate advanced technologies and processes that significantly reduce energy consumption, cut our carbon footprint, and lower overall operating costs so we can provide the most cost-effective care.”

Brei adds, “The Issaquah Highlands is known for its ‘green’ building strategies, so we’ll fit right in with the community perception of what a new facility should be.”

Hospitals spend more on energy per square foot than any other commercial building type, notes the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Swedish Expands its Scientific Research Program; Mark Reisman, M.D., Named Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research

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