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EDMONDS, WASH., Jan. 24, 2012 – For the second year in a row, Swedish Edmonds has been named a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ by HealthGrades®, a leading independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings. The HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence study, released today, names Swedish Edmonds as one of only five hospitals in Washington state to receive this national honor and ranks Swedish Edmonds as among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance based on outcomes.
“For the second consecutive year, this honor recognizes the dedication of our nurses, physicians and the entire Swedish Edmonds team to clinical quality and providing patients with outstanding medical care every day,” said David Jaffe, interim chief administrative officer of Swedish Edmonds. “The HealthGrades study reaffirms our strengths as a community hospital, as well as provides us with information to continue to raise the bar on patient care.”
Emergency Cardiac Care at Four Swedish Campuses Recognized by the Washington State Department of Health
SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2011 – Swedish recently learned that the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) certified four of its campuses to provide emergency cardiac care services to patients throughout the Puget Sound region. Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish Edmonds received Level 1 designations, and Swedish First Hill and Swedish Ballard received Level 2 designations.
The DOH recently developed the emergency cardiac system to provide a consistent, statewide certification program that recognizes the level of emergency care available to cardiac patients in medical facilities across Washington state.
This new designation confirms Swedish’s long standing role as a leader in providing critical cardiac care in emergency settings. The Level 1 designation for Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish Edmonds signifies that both campuses have the full range of equipment and staffing to provide 24/7 percutaneous (catheter-based) cardiac interventions as a provision of the Level 1 emergency cardiac care designation.
Swedish recently shot and produced a short video featuring two recipes for quick, easy and healthy Holiday drinks.
SEATTLE, Dec. 9, 2011 – Four nurses from three different Swedish campuses were presented this morning with The DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national program to recognize top-notch nurses for the important role they play in patient care and making a difference in people's lives.