2014

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Swedish Launches Studies Examining Focused Ultrasound as a Potential Treatment for Parkinson's disease, Brain Tumors

July 30, 2014

Swedish Neuroscience Institute leads national ultrasound technology research

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Clay Holtzman, Swedish, (206) 998-5028, clay.holtzman@swedish.org

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

July 21, 2014

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.”

Treating tennis elbow with platelet rich plasma

July 21, 2014

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma containing a large amount of platelets. This concentrate, which is derived from your whole blood, is rich in growth factors that help heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and even cartilage. PRP is injected into the affected region to stimulate and enhance healing. Unlike cortisone injections, PRP helps heal the injured tissue and improve its function. One of the most common areas of treatment with PRP is tennis elbow.

Recently, a large study on PRP for tennis elbow was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  They found success rates for patients with 24 weeks of follow-up were 83.9% in the PRP group compared with 68.3% in the control group. No significant complications occurred in either group.

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

July 15, 2014

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.

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

July 15, 2014

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.

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

July 14, 2014

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.

Mesothelioma update: shorter course of treatment and improved survival rates?

July 07, 2014

There have been some very exciting recent developments we (the Thoracic Surgery team at Swedish Cancer Institute) are utilizing in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM).

Over the past year we have offered some of our patients deemed appropriate for surgery a more streamlined approach to their overall care. Previously we have tried to offer chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation to all patients who were healthy and strong enough to undergo the three treatments, as mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer requiring aggressive treatment to optimize survival. This new approach still offers both surgery and radiation, but chemotherapy is given only to those found to have cancer in lymph nodes in the center of chest during surgery.

Swedish Cherry Hill Named Top Hospital for Heart Surgery

June 27, 2014

In its first ever rating of hospitals for heart surgery, a leading consumer affairs magazine has identified Swedish/Cherry Hill as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart surgery. 

Swedish physicians recognized as 'Top Docs' in Seattle magazine

June 26, 2014

Seattle magazine has named 52 Swedish employed or credentialed physicians as ‘Top Docs’ in its July issue available now on newsstands. 

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