Kindred Hospital Seattle First Hill offers additional clinical monitoring and support for patients
SEATTLE – Feb. 18, 2015 – Starting today, Kindred Hospital Seattle First Hill will begin using Swedish’s TeleICU system to provide an additional layer of care and clinical monitoring for its patients.
Using two-way cameras and audio feeds, TeleICU allows remote care teams to conduct rounds, provide services and support ICU nurses. Special early-warning software collects information about blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen saturation, medication orders and X-rays to give the TeleICU teams vital information to monitor each patient's status closely, along with onsite caregivers. With the flip of a switch, the TeleICU team can communicate directly with the patient’s nurse and provide needed support. The TeleICU team typically includes an intensivist, registered nurses and support staff who monitor patients in multiple hospitals.
On Monday, Feb. 9, Swedish Medical Center honored twenty-two nurses who received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare.
Swedish is one of more than 100 hospitals nationwide that participates in this annual award program. Each month, nurses are selected by their colleagues and peers to receive the DAISY Award. Congratulations to the following nurses at Swedish recognized this year!
Swedish is excited to welcome Group Health maternity patients starting Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 for one of the most monumental moments of their lives – the birth of their child.
Group Health will close its Family Beginnings Unit located at the Capitol Hill campus at midnight on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. Group Health’s family practice physicians, obstetricians, and midwives will begin providing care at Swedish First Hill on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
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