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Statement Regarding Informational Picketing at Swedish

July 01, 2015
Swedish is currently in contract negotiations with SEIU 1199NW, the union that represents approximately 6,800 R.N.s, technicians and service workers at Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds. Today, the union is conducting informational picketing at Swedish. This is not a strike, and staffing for patient care should not be impacted at any of our campuses.

Possible Traffic Delays and Limited Parking around Swedish Campuses on Wednesday July 1

June 30, 2015

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW union has notified Swedish that on Wednesday, July 1, some of its union members will be picketing near Swedish hospital and ambulatory care campuses from 12:00 – 2:00pm PT. This picketing will take place at all campuses including First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek and Redmond. In addition, the union has scheduled a rally near the Swedish First Hill campus from 3:30 – 6:30pm PT. This is not a strike, and there will be no disruption in patient care. However, this activity may create some unusual traffic delays around the campuses and may also reduce the amount of parking available near or on Swedish campuses.In anticipation of these events, we recommend that patients with scheduled appointments leave early to allow for these delays.Staffing for patient care and scheduled appointments should not be impacted during this time.

Swedish Hosts 6th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Art Show

June 25, 2015
Swedish will host its 6th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Art Show this weekend, June 27 and 28, at the Seattle Armory Center. Sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, the Art Show features creative works from those affected by MS in the Pacific Northwest. 

Swedish Family Medicine Awarded March of Dimes CenteringPregnancy Grant

June 24, 2015
The March of Dimes named Swedish Family Medicine Cherry Hill as the recipient of its CenteringPregnancy® Initiative grant. The program, developed by the Centering Healthcare Institute, is a prenatal care model in which expectant mothers are provided medical care, interactive learning, and community building in a group setting by family medicine physicians.

Swedish Welcomes New Nurse Executives to Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish Edmonds

June 24, 2015

Swedish is pleased to announce Meredith Gould, DNP, MBA, RN, CENP as the new nurse executive for Swedish Cherry Hill and Jean Doerge, MSN, MBA, RN as the new nurse executive for Swedish Edmonds. 

Swedish Mourns Beloved Retired Heart Surgeon, Dr. Lester Sauvage

June 22, 2015

Dr. Lester R. Sauvage, a former cardiac surgeon at the Heart Center at Providence Medical Center, passed away June 5 in his sleep at the age of...

Coalition of Leading Health Care Organizations Receive National Grant to Expand Choosing Wisely Program to Eliminate Wasteful and Potentially Harmful Care

June 18, 2015
A coalition of leading health care organizations in the state today announced that it received a 34-month grant from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to expand work on Choosing Wisely®, a national initiative that encourages clinicians and patients to discuss which medical tests and procedures may be unnecessary for their condition, and in some instances, can cause harm. The Washington Health Alliance (Alliance) and the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), both previous recipients of Choosing Wisely grants, will continue to partner on efforts to reduce wasteful – and potentially harmful – care. Joining them on the new grant will be Group Health Cooperative and Swedish, both of which will undertake bold efforts to significantly reduce the overuse of antibiotics for acute upper respiratory viral infections, imaging for uncomplicated headaches, and overly frequent Pap tests for women.

Swedish Continues Labor Negotiations with SEIU 1199NW

June 18, 2015
In early April, Swedish began the process of negotiating contracts with SEIU 1199NW for RNs, technical workers and service employees. Negotiations continue, with current contracts expiring June 30, 2015. Swedish remains committed to working with the union to develop contracts that offer a competitive wage and benefits package as well as create a supportive and rewarding work environment for its caregivers (employees).

Partners in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District receive national grant award for health and housing innovation

June 12, 2015
A community-based effort led by InterIm Community Development Association (InterIm CDA), Public Health - Seattle & King County, and Swedish was awarded a national grant designed to support community collaborations to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.

Redesigned Swedish.org launched May 27

May 27, 2015
On May 27, Swedish launched a redesigned website to help patients and website visitors find useful information in a faster, more intuitive way.
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