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Swedish Named Official Medical Sponsor of the Seattle Reign FC

Swedish News
SEATTLE – April 1, 2015 — Swedish has been designated by the Seattle Reign Football Club (FC) as the official medical services sponsor of the professional women’s soccer team.

Becker’s Hospital Review Names Swedish Medical Group a 2015 Great Place to Work in Healthcare

Swedish News
Swedish Medical Group (SMG) has been named among the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 list. SMG was the only medical group located in Washington to be included on the list.


Swedish Cancer Institute Recognized by the Commission on Cancer for Outstanding Achievement in 2014

Swedish News
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) recognized Swedish Cancer Institute with the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award. Swedish is among the top 15 percent of the cancer programs surveyed by the CoC. Swedish is also the only Seattle-area health system to receive this recognition during 2014.

Swedish Names Margo Bykonen, RN, as Chief Nurse Officer

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Swedish Health Services announced Margo Bykonen, RN, will be taking the role of Chief Nursing Officer for Swedish Health Services. In her new position, Margo will play an integral role in executing Swedish’s strategic nursing plan and furthering its mission to improve the health and well-being of patients. Margo will have a dual role, maintaining her duties as Swedish First Hill Nurse Executive as she assumes the Chief Nursing Officer position. 

Virus Tumor Link Prompts Promising Brain Cancer Trial

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The median survival rate in glioblastoma patients was extended to more than four years after Phase I of a recent trial completed by Duke University. According to the paper published last week in the journal Nature, some cases doubled the average survival time expected in patients receiving standard treatments.

Swedish Health Services Partners with Kindred Healthcare to Deliver New TeleICU Program

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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.

Swedish Celebrates Twenty-Two Recipients of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing

Swedish News

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!

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