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Swedish Ballard Offers Open House Tonight for Expanded Oncology and Treatment Center

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The Ballard community is invited to a sneak peek of the new Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) Medical Oncology and Treatment Center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. tonight - Tuesday, Nov. 12 - at Swedish Ballard, 5300 Tallman Ave. N.W., 2nd Floor.

Swedish Ballard has been providing cancer services to the community for more than 35 years. As a part of the continuing mission to provide world-class cancer care close to home, we are expanding our cancer treatment services at Ballard through the new Swedish Cancer Institute Medical Oncology and Treatment Center. This new space is an impressive 8,000+ square foot integrated facility that includes:

  • Clinic space for 5 medical oncologists
  • 13 infusions bays
  • 2 private rooms with hospital beds
  • Convenient, street-level access
  • Patient drop-off location

Medical oncologists and staff will be available to answer questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Swedish Organ Transplant Program Celebrates 40 Years of Kidney Transplantation, Receives Medicare Certification for Liver Services

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SEATTLE — November 7, 2013 — Swedish Medical Center’s organ transplant program is celebrating two milestones this month – the 40th anniversary of its kidney transplant program and recent approval of its liver transplant program by Medicare.

Swedish is a longstanding leader in organ transplantation in the Pacific Northwest, particularly kidney transplantation. Now operating for 40 years, the kidney transplant program is the most experienced of its kind in the region treating more than 100 patients each year.

The recent approval by Medicare comes five years after the Washington Supreme Court approved the liver program’s certificate of need in 2008. The first liver transplant performed at Swedish was in September 2010.

Swedish Physician Named Bariatrician of the Year

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Richard Lindquist, M.D. and medical program director of Swedish Weight Loss Services was named Bariatrician of the Year by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) in October.

Linquist, who serves on the ASBP Board of Trustees, accepted the award in Denver during a ceremony attended by more than 500 obesity medicine specialists last month. Bariatrics is the branch of medicine responsible for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of obesity.

Children’s Clinic of South Snohomish County Joins Swedish Medical Group

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Swedish Medical Group (SMG), a division of Swedish Health Services, has acquired the Children’s Clinic of South Snohomish County in Edmonds, Wash.

The newly named Swedish Children's Clinic - Edmonds will continue to provide the same level of care and quality doctors that its patients have come to rely upon since the 1960s. By joining Swedish, the children’s clinic can access many of the same shared resources as other SMG members including electronic medical records.

Cornea Surgeon at Swedish Medical Center Successfully Implants FDA-Approved Telescope for Macular Degeneration

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SEATTLE – October 28, 2013 – Dr. Thomas Gillette, cornea surgeon at Swedish Medical Center and Eye Associates Northwest, P.C. in Seattle, Wash. successfully implanted a tiny telescope into the eye of an end-stage macular degeneration (AMD) patient. The patient, 76-year-old Charles DePoe, had his surgery in October 2012 at Swedish. DePoe is a resident of Kennewick, Wash. and is the first and only in the state to have received the telescope implant. DePoe, who had lost nearly all of his central vision, set a goal with his surgeon, Dr. Gillette, for the implant. He wished to gain enough of his central vision back to once again recognize his wife’s face and read the newspaper. 

“We know the impact the telescope technology can have on a patient’s life. We are excited to finally be able to offer this technology on a broader basis and to be one of the first provider teams in the Pacific Northwest to help patients improve their vision and achieve a greater quality of life,” says Dr. Gillette. “More than 15 million Americans are affected by some form of AMD, and it is the leading cause of blindness in older Americans.”

Drs. Fouke, Srinivasan named among ‘30 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know’

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Sarah Jost Fouke, M.D., a Swedish neurosurgeon practicing out of the Swedish Cherry Hill, Issaquah and Redmond campuses, and Swedish-affiliated physician Jayashree Srinivasan, M.D., of  Neurosurgical Consultants in Seattle, have been named among the nation’s “30 Women in Spine and Neurosurgery to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review.

The list comprises women who are currently practicing orthopedic spine and neurospine surgery, many of whom have leadership roles within their organizations, participate in research and earned high recognition among their colleagues for their contributions to the field.

Read about Drs. Fouke and Srinivasan’s recognition on the Becker’s Spine website.

Swedish Ballard, Edmonds, First Hill Campuses Recognized with ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

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SEATTLE — October, 23, 2013 — Swedish Health and Services’ BallardEdmonds and First Hill campuses were honored today with an ‘A’ grade in the Fall 2013 update to the national Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

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