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Swedish Surgeon Lisa Brown Named Inaugural Intuitive Fellow

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 24, 2014 — Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) today announced the launch of the first annual Intuitive Surgical Robotics Fellowship Course through the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s (AATS) Graham Foundation. The course, which began in late July, is designed to offer an introductory training course in robotics to eight North American general thoracic surgery fellows and their attending surgeons. General thoracic surgeons specialize in procedures performed in the chest, such as surgery for lung cancer.

Among the first annual class members is Swedish Surgeon and Thoracic Surgery Fellow Lisa Brown, M.D.

The eight fellows will have the opportunity to spend two days at Intuitive Surgical's Atlanta facility to receive advanced training on Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci® Surgical System. Course Director Robert Cerfolio, MD, leading robotic surgery expert and Chief of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama, will provide clinical instruction. This year’s fellowship recipients come from Duke University, East Carolina University, Mayo Clinic, New York University, Swedish Medical Center, University of Kentucky, University of Southern California and University of Toronto.

"This is about training young surgeons in innovative new technologies and providing surgeons-in-training the opportunity to learn about the latest surgical technologies and techniques," said Ray Pasciuto, Director of Development for AATS’s Graham Foundation. "We are grateful for Intuitive Surgical’s commitment to product training and its support of our fellowship course."

"We welcome the opportunity to support surgeons early in their professional development as they experience advanced technologies that enable the delivery of more minimally invasive thoracic surgery," said Myriam Curet, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at Intuitive Surgical.

Swedish CEO Anthony Armada Named One of Becker’s ‘People to Know’ in Healthcare

Swedish News

Anthony Armada, FACHE, CEO of Swedish Health Services, was recently named one of ‘500+ People to know in Healthcare’ by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list says this about Armada:

Anthony Armada is CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle. Mr. Armada was named to lead the five-hospital system in October, prior to which he served as president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.”

Swedish First Hill, Cherry Hill Hospitals recognized by US News & World Report

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U.S. News & World Report once again recognized Swedish Health Services as one of Washington state’s top hospital systems in the 2014 Best Hospitals rankings. Swedish First Hill and Swedish Cherry Hill were ranked in the top 15 percent statewide out of 108 hospitals included in the Washington survey. Each campus earned rankings of #8 in the “Seattle Metro Area” and #12 in the state of Washington. In the “Puget Sound” category, Swedish Cherry Hill was recognized for high performance in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Swedish First Hill earned credit for high performance in Orthopedics.

Swedish RN Melissa Cate Discusses New Infant SIDS Findings with FOX Q13

Swedish News

Yesterday Melissa Cate, Swedish RN and Pediatric Services Administrator, was interviewed live by FOX Q13 Seattle about new research that confirms infants have a greater risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) when co-sleeping with parents.

Watch the interview here.

KING 5: Swedish first in Washington to use Intuitive da Vinci Xi robot

Swedish News

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.

Swedish Cherry Hill Named Top Hospital for Heart Surgery

Swedish News

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.

Swedish physicians recognized as ‘Top Docs’ in Seattle magazine

Swedish News

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:

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