Message from Interim CEO Dr Guy Hudson

May 28, 2017
Recent media coverage has raised questions about overlapping surgeries at Swedish. I want to assure you that our unwavering commitment to high quality, safe care remains stronger than ever, and I would like to provide you with the facts about overlapping surgeries.

I invite you to read my latest message on overlapping surgeries, both at Swedish and at the vast majority of teaching hospitals in the United States. My message on the New Day at Swedish website references recent extensive studies at the Mayo Clinic and at the University of California, San Francisco that reaffirm the safety of overlapping surgery. I also discuss our overlapping surgery policy and recently created surgical consent form that includes a specific section explaining overlapping surgery and choice for patients. I think you’ll find this information interesting and useful.

Thanks for your ongoing interest in Swedish.

Regards,

Guy Hudson, M.D., MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Swedish Health Services