KING 5 recently covered Swedish Medical Center’s new Intuitive da Vinci robot. Swedish surgeon Dr. James Porter was interviewed about the robot and the first patient in Washington to be operated on with the robot. Watch the video here.
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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.
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:
Ballard, Edmonds hospitals among 17 nationwide honored with 2014 Lantern AwardNews Release
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Contact: Clay Holtzman, Swedish, 206-386-2748, firstname.lastname@example.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.
Relay for Life events planned for Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek, Redmond communities in May, June and AugustMedia Alert
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Kimberly Dinsdale, American Cancer Society, 206-674-4150, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Swedish Health Services are partnering to organize Relay for Life events in the Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek and Redmond communities. Each Relay for Life event will feature hundreds of cancer survivors, supporters and advocates working together to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.
Relay For Life began in 1985, in Tacoma with a local colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 6,000 communities in the United States and 21 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.
Media will have access to film/interview Relay participants, learn more about the latest efforts to battle cancer and more.
- Edmonds, Issaquah and Mill Creek - Saturday, May 31at 12 p.m.
- Redmond - Saturday, June 7 at 12 p.m.
- Ballard - August date to be announced
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.