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Swedish Edmonds to Unveil Brand New Emergency Department this Month

November 06, 2015
New facility will open for patients next Tuesday following a public grand opening event this Saturday

Swedish Opens New Primary Care Clinic in Richmond Beach

November 03, 2015

Swedish announced today the opening of a new Primary Care clinic in the Richmond Beach community of Shoreline. The clinic is located at 604 NW Richmond Beach Road. Swedish Richmond Beach and offers multiple services including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, wellness visits, diabetes management, well child visits and sports physicals. The clinic also offers x-ray services, a lab on site and online scheduling.

Swedish Medical Center Foundation Names New President

October 30, 2015
As reported in the Puget Sound Business Journal, Jay Vogelsang, CFRE, will be joining the Swedish senior leadership team in early December as Chief Development Officer and President of Swedish Medical Center Foundation. Jay comes to Swedish with 30 years of leadership experience in fundraising for large, complex medical centers including University of Utah Health Sciences and Mayo Clinic.

Swedish is Squeezing the Juice out of Pediatric Care

October 27, 2015
Swedish believes it will be the first hospital in the state of Washington to eliminate juice from its pediatric menu.

Swedish Announces New Four-Year Contracts with SEIU 1199NW

October 13, 2015
Swedish announced today that it has reached contract agreements with SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, the union that represents approximately 6,800 R.N.s, technicians and service workers at Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds. The new contracts include competitive wages and benefits designed to retain current caregivers while also attracting new ones to the organization. SEIU members approved the contracts in a vote that concluded last night.

Swedish Receives Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation for the 16th Year

October 12, 2015
Swedish Medical Center announced today it has received the 2015/2016 Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers choose as having the highest quality and image. This is the 16th year that Swedish has received this award.

Dr Derel Finch named as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Swedish Cherry Hill

October 01, 2015
Swedish is pleased to announce that Derel Finch, M.D., FCCP, has accepted the position of Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) for Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle. Dr. Finch officially starts as VPMA on Monday, Oct. 5 and will maintain his current role as Executive Medical Director of Critical Care and TeleICU for Swedish Health Services.

Renowned Multiple Myeloma Expert Dr William Bensinger Joins Swedish

September 30, 2015

Swedish Cancer Institute continues to grow team focused on blood cancers

The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) continues to expand its hematology proficiency and treatment capabilities through the addition of international multiple myeloma expert Dr. William Bensinger. Dr. Bensinger joins his former colleague Dr. John Pagel, hired last year, as part of SCI’s Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation team. Dr. Bensinger is known worldwide for his expertise in blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, using treatments including autologous stem cell transplantation, targeted radiotherapy and immunotherapy.

Swedish Now Offers TAVR Heart Valve Procedure Using Only Conscious Sedation

September 28, 2015
At Swedish, patients now have the ability to undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) while under conscious sedation, rather than under general anesthesia (otherwise known as “deep sedation”). TAVR is a method used to replace a heart valve without using traditional open-heart surgery and is an option for patients due to age, frailty or other medical conditions.

Elizabeth Wako named as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Swedish First Hill

September 24, 2015
Swedish announced today the selection of Dr. Elizabeth Wako as Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA) for Swedish First Hill in Seattle. Dr. Wako transitions to VPMA this week from her dual role as a staff anesthesiologist and as Medical Director for Swedish’s Preadmission Clinics for three campuses including First Hill, Cherry Hill and the Swedish Orthopedic Institute.
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