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Swedish Ballard Opens Level II Nursery

Opening April 27, the nursery extends specialized care to infants and their families
SEATTLE, April 24, 2015 — Swedish Ballard will open a new Level II Nursery on Monday, April 27. The Level II Nursery allows for premature babies— born as early as 34 weeks gestational age — to receive specialized, around-the-clock care from a trained team of experts. 


Swedish Issaquah Announces High-Level Containment Assessment Unit

As efforts continue in West Africa to control the current Ebola outbreak, the CDC has prompted US healthcare facilities to implement systems necessary to raise preparedness levels at home. The lessons learned from the few cases of US infection have been well utilized in planning and preparing for such events, and Swedish Issaquah is pleased to announce the arrival of its own modular high-level assessment and isolation unit.

Swedish Named Official Medical Sponsor of the Seattle Reign FC

SEATTLE – April 1, 2015 — Swedish has been designated by the Seattle Reign Football Club (FC) as the official medical services sponsor of the professional women’s soccer team.

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Swedish Medical Group a 2015 Great Place to Work in Healthcare

Swedish Medical Group (SMG) has been named among the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 list. SMG was the only medical group located in Washington to be included on the list.


Swedish Cancer Institute Recognized by the Commission on Cancer for Outstanding Achievement in 2014

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recognized Swedish Cancer Institute with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award. Swedish is among the top 15 percent of the cancer programs surveyed by the CoC. Swedish is also the only Seattle-area health system to receive this recognition during 2014.

Swedish Names Margo Bykonen, RN, as Chief Nurse Officer

Swedish Health Services announced Margo Bykonen, RN, will be taking the role of Chief Nursing Officer for Swedish Health Services. In her new position, Margo will play an integral role in executing Swedish’s strategic nursing plan and furthering its mission to improve the health and well-being of patients. Margo will have a dual role, maintaining her duties as Swedish First Hill Nurse Executive as she assumes the Chief Nursing Officer position. 

Virus Tumor Link Prompts Promising Brain Cancer Trial

The median survival rate in glioblastoma patients was extended to more than four years after Phase I of a recent trial completed by Duke University. According to the paper published last week in the journal Nature, some cases doubled the average survival time expected in patients receiving standard treatments.
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