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Swedish is First in Northwest to Bring Remote Monitoring System to ICUs: New eICU® Technology Provides Added Patient Safety

SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2004 - Swedish Medical Center announced today that on Sept. 8 it became the first health-care provider in the Northwest to begin using new technology that allows intensive-care physicians, called intensivists, to remotely monitor patients in multiple intensive care units (ICU...

Young Burn Victim from Nepal Receives First of Three Donated Plastic Surgeries

SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2004 -- An 8-year-old girl from a home for underprivileged children in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sushila K.C., who fell into a cooking fire at the age of 3 and burned nearly one-third of her body, came to Swedish/First Hill this morning for the first of at least three plastic surgeri...

Nepalese Girl Arrives in Seattle for Plastic Surgery And New Lease on a More Normal Life

SEATTLE, July 22, 2004 -- After more than eight months of planning, Sushila K.C. Nepali -- an 8-year-old burn victim and orphan -- arrived in Seattle this afternoon for extensive plastic surgery -- a process that is expected to take at least three months before she is able to return home to he...

State Authorizes Liver Transplants at Swedish

SEATTLE - July 7, 2004 - Swedish Medical Center has received formal approval from the Washington State Department of Health for its Certificate-of-Need application to establish a new adult liver transplant program on Swedish's First Hill Campus. The first procedures could be done within the ne...

Swedish is First Seattle-Area Hospital to Begin Offering New Surgery that Treats End-Stage Glaucoma with Greater Precision

SEATTLE, March 22, 2004 - Surgeons at Swedish Medical Center's Eye Center recently became the first providers in the Greater Seattle area to begin offering a new laser treatment for end-stage glaucoma. Glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve, is the leading cause of preventable vision loss in ...

Swedish First to Use Voice-Activation in Surgery

Click here for a virtual tourSEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2003 -- In early October 2003, Swedish became the first hospital in the Northwest to begin using new, fully integrated endoscopic surgery suites that utilize voice-activation technology to increase the types and efficiency of minimally invas...
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