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The Leapfrog Group Names Swedish/First Hill Among Nation’s Top Hospitals for Second Straight Year

Stroke Care at Four Swedish Campuses Designated by Washington State Department of Health

SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2011 – Swedish is proud to announce that the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) designated four of its campuses – Cherry Hill, First Hill, Ballard and Edmonds – to provide stroke care. The Washington State DOH Emergency Cardiac and Stroke system was created to provide a statewide designation program that recognizes the level of stroke care capabilities available to stroke patients in medical facilities across the state. The Swedish Stroke System of Care has been certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center since 2004.

Swedish Cherry Hill is one of only four hospital campuses in King County to receive Level I designation.

Washington DOH designated Swedish Cherry Hill as a Level I facility, recognizing their leadership in providing stroke care to people throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound region. Swedish Cherry Hill provides comprehensive stroke care – including acute thrombolytic interventions to break clots down and restore circulation, advanced diagnostic imaging to identify a blocked artery, and catheter-based interventions to re-open arteries. Swedish admits about 1,000 stroke patients annually, and provides 24/7 acute stroke care. In addition, Swedish Cherry Hill is engaged in clinical research utilizing advanced diagnostic imaging and offering novel therapies for acute stroke patients.

Gala Dinner Supports Expansion of Cancer Services, Charity Care at Swedish/Edmonds

EDMONDS, WASH., Nov. 28, 2011 – More than 500 hundred people attended the Swedish Edmonds Imagine Gala, Celebrating Change – an event benefitting the hospital and the community. Held Nov. 18 at Lynnwood Convention Center, the Gala included live music, dinner, as well as silent and live auctions that raised more than $420,000 to support the funding of charity care and a major expansion of cancer services at Swedish Edmonds.

A new two-story, medical oncology facility on the hospital’s campus, as well as renovation of the adjacent existing radiation therapy center, will provide comprehensive cancer-care services close to home for residents of Edmonds and other communities in north King and south Snohomish counties. The new cancer facility is on schedule to open in 2012.

Swedish/Edmonds Begins Offering Robotic-Assisted Surgery to Community

EDMONDS, WASH., Nov. 18, 2011 – Swedish today announced the newest addition to its family of latest-generation da Vinci Surgical Systems, bringing the total to six robots across the non-profit’s health-care system. The newest da Vinci Si HD system robot, located at the Swedish Edmonds campus, will provide surgeons with more precision and dexterity over existing surgical approaches, helping improve patient treatment and reduce recovery time.

 

As one of the first medical centers in the region to perform robotic-assisted surgery, Swedish is home to the fastest growing and most experienced robotic-assisted surgical program in the Pacific Northwest. The multidisciplinary, robotic-assisted surgical program was first established at Swedish in 2005. Since then, Swedish-affiliated surgeons have performed more than 4,000 procedures using the multi-specialty da Vinci Surgical System, more than any other robotic-assisted surgical program in the region.

Swedish Awarded Major NIH Grant for Brain Disorders Research

Swedish Hospice Raises Awareness During Hospice and Palliative Care Month

SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2011 – November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Swedish Hospice, a service of Swedish Visiting Nurse Services (SVNS), will be hosting informational displays at Swedish's three hospital campuses in Seattle during the month to ensure people know this valuable resource is available in King County. Both Swedish Hospice and SVNS are nonprofit services certified by Medicare and Medicaid.

Swedish/Issaquah Welcomes First Baby Born at New Facility

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