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Swedish Cherry Hill Named Top Hospital for Heart Surgery

In its first ever rating of hospitals for heart surgery, Consumer Reports has identified Swedish/Cherry Hill as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart surgery. The publication, using data from the independent Society of Thoracic Surgeons, surveyed 400 hospitals and gave Swedish Cherry Hill ‘Above Average’ ratings (the highest possible) for aortic valve replacement and cardiac bypass surgery.

Swedish Cherry Hill was the only hospital in Washington State to receive such a rating by Consumer Reports.

KOMO TV recently profiled the report and interviewed Swedish’s Glenn Barnhart, M.D., chief of cardiac surgery. See the news story here.

Swedish physicians recognized as ‘Top Docs’ in Seattle magazine

Seattle magazine has named 52 Swedish employed or credentialed physicians as ‘Top Docs’ in its July issue available now on newsstands. Most notably, Marquis Hart, M.D., director of the Swedish Transplant Program, appears on the magazine’s cover. Also noteworthy, the edition profiles Jim Walsh, M.D., medical director of the Swedish Addition Recovery Services at Swedish Ballard hospital.

Below is a full list of all Swedish affiliatEd physicians named as a Top Doc. Congratulations to all:

Two Swedish Emergency Departments Recognized with National Nursing Award

Ballard, Edmonds hospitals among 17 nationwide honored with 2014 Lantern Award

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Contact: Clay Holtzman, Swedish, 206-386-2748, clay.holtzman@swedish.org

SEATTLE — June, 17, 2014 — Emergency departments at Swedish Ballard and Swedish Edmonds hospitals are among only 17 hospitals nationwide to be honored with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) 2014 Lantern Award. Swedish was the only hospital system in Washington State recognized with a 2014 Lantern Awards.

 

The Lantern Award recognizes an emergency department’s commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment and innovation in nursing practice and emergency care. Achievement of the Lantern Award indicates that an emergency department (ED) exemplifies outstanding and exemplary performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.

Becker’s Hospital Review names Swedish/Cherry Hill a Top 100 Hospital for Patient Engagement

Swedish highest ranked Washington state hospital in the 2014 Patient Engagement Ranking


SEATTLE — May 15, 2014 — Swedish Medical Center announced today its Cherry Hill campus was named a Top 100 Hospital in the inaugural National Patient Engagement Ranking by Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange. With a score of 78.7 out of 100, Swedish/Cherry Hill was the highest ranked among three Washington state hospitals recognized on the Top 100 list.

National rankings evaluated more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals. Scores were based on publicly available data such as readmissions and patient satisfaction as well as tools and resources available to help patients better manage their health. For example, social media interaction and online support, including health records and mobile/tablet/desktop tools were reviewed. More details on the rankings and methodology can be found here.


Becker’s Hospital Review and Axial Exchange announced the results for the 100 Top Hospitals for Patient Engagement at the Becker’s Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting in Chicago, May 15-17.
 
Swedish is the largest and most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Pacific Northwest, providing its communities with the highest quality patient-centered care for more than a century.

Ballard News Tribune covers the Swedish Cancer Institute’s Personalized Medicine Program

The Swedish Cancer Institute Executive Director Thomas Brown, M.D., recently spoke with the Ballard News Tribune about the launch of SCI’s Personalized Medicine Program and what it means for patients in the local community.

Read the Ballard News Tribune story with Dr. Brown here.

Swedish/First Hill Receives Fifth Consecutive ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

Four Swedish hospitals achieve top safety ranking awarded by the Leapfrog Group


SEATTLE — May 7, 2014 — Swedish Health Services’ Ballard, Edmonds, First Hill and Issaquah hospitals have received ‘A’ grades for patient safety in the Spring 2014 update to the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score. Swedish/First Hill has now received a top patient safety rating from Leapfrog for five straight score releases, making it one of only 251 hospitals in the nation to do so.
 
Swedish/Issaquah earned a top grade for the first time it was eligible.
 
“At Swedish, safety is our greatest commitment to patients, and that is why we constantly refer to our Culture of Safety,” said Swedish Chief Executive Anthony Armada. “This recognition by Leapfrog is greatly appreciated and humbling, but safety is more than just a goal, it is a never-ending process that is at the heart of the care we provide.”

Dr. Elizabeth Meade discusses marijuana use and kids on New Day Northwest

Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Swedish Medical Center, Elizabeth Meade, M.D., joined New Day Northwest host Margaret Larson on a special episode dedicated to marijuana in Washington State.

Dr. Meade discussed the impacts marijuana use can have on children and adolescents, as well as things parents should be aware of thinking about marijuana use and their children.

Watch the segment featuring Dr. Meade here: http://www.king5.com/new-day-northwest/Marijuana--kids-258133961.html.


Stay connected with the latest information on improving your child's health at www.swedish.org/parentelligence.

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