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Swedish Releases Groundbreaking Stroke Study in Journal of Neurosurgery

Mike Carter of Swedish Edmonds Named Chief Administrator of Swedish First Hill and Former Harborview CEO David Jaffe Appointed as Interim Chief Administrator of Swedish’s Edmonds Campus

SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 – Swedish today announced that Mike Carter, the lead administrator of Swedish Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital in Edmonds), has been appointed to serve as chief administrative officer of Swedish’s First Hill campus, which is the largest facility in Swedish’s five-hospital network.

Carter is filling a role vacated by Swedish’s former chief operating officer (COO) Cal Knight, who left in April to lead a health-care system in California. Carter became CEO of Stevens Hospital in 2006 and was responsible for a dramatic turnaround that resulted in significant improvements in clinical quality, financial performance, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction.

Swedish to Host Annual Lights of Remembrance Event May 21 to Honor People Who Have Died

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 -- Swedish's Spritual Care department is hosting its annual Lights of Remembrance event on Saturday, May 21 from 10-11 a.m. in Glaser Auditorium on the First Hill campus (747 Broadway, first floor).

It is an opportunity for family, loved ones and caregivers from the community to take time to come together for a morning of reflection. The service is secular and includes readings, reflections, music and the lighting of candles in memory of those who have died.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a momento of their loved one(s) for display during the service.

For more information, call 206-386-2082.

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Swedish Robotic-Assisted Surgical Program Grows, Continues to Gain Momentum

Swedish Begins Patient Enrollment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Clinical Trial

Swedish Provides $112 Million in Community Benefit Programs and Services in 2010

SEATTLE, April 27, 2011 – In the 2010 fiscal year, Swedish increased its total community benefit giving by more than 40 percent, providing $112 million to charity and uncompensated care, health research programs and community health education services. Swedish provided $66.5 million in subsidized health-care services, $25.4 million in free or subsidized charity care assistance, $8 million in medical and health-care education, $7.9 million in research benefits and $4.3 million in community health services. This dramatic uptick in community benefits is closely tied to the economy, which has exacerbated the need for these services. In total, 14,639 patient visits were covered by charity care or were provided with financial assistance and 12,668 patients paid nothing for their care.

“We are a not-for-profit organization with a 100-year charitable history and a mission to be the best community partner possible,” said Dan Dixon, vice president of external affairs at Swedish. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to ensure that everyone in our community has access to the best available, quality care, including screenings and health education programs. Everyone in our health-care system is committed to the important responsibility we have to the health and well being of the communities we serve.”

Swedish Implements Program to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome

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