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Swedish is First in Northwest to Bring Remote Monitoring System to ICUs: New eICU® Technology Provides Added Patient Safety

Swedish News
SEATTLE, Oct. 19, 2004 - Swedish Medical Center announced today that on Sept. 8 it became the first health-care provider in the Northwest to begin using new technology that allows intensive-care physicians, called intensivists, to remotely monitor patients in multiple intensive care units (ICU...

Young Burn Victim from Nepal Receives First of Three Donated Plastic Surgeries

Swedish News
SEATTLE, Aug. 23, 2004 -- An 8-year-old girl from a home for underprivileged children in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sushila K.C., who fell into a cooking fire at the age of 3 and burned nearly one-third of her body, came to Swedish/First Hill this morning for the first of at least three plastic surgeri...

Nepalese Girl Arrives in Seattle for Plastic Surgery And New Lease on a More Normal Life

Swedish News
SEATTLE, July 22, 2004 -- After more than eight months of planning, Sushila K.C. Nepali -- an 8-year-old burn victim and orphan -- arrived in Seattle this afternoon for extensive plastic surgery -- a process that is expected to take at least three months before she is able to return home to he...

State Authorizes Liver Transplants at Swedish

Swedish News
SEATTLE - July 7, 2004 - Swedish Medical Center has received formal approval from the Washington State Department of Health for its Certificate-of-Need application to establish a new adult liver transplant program on Swedish's First Hill Campus. The first procedures could be done within the ne...

Swedish is First Seattle-Area Hospital to Begin Offering New Surgery that Treats End-Stage Glaucoma with Greater Precision

Swedish News
SEATTLE, March 22, 2004 - Surgeons at Swedish Medical Center's Eye Center recently became the first providers in the Greater Seattle area to begin offering a new laser treatment for end-stage glaucoma. Glaucoma, which damages the optic nerve, is the leading cause of preventable vision loss in ...

Swedish First to Use Voice-Activation in Surgery

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Click here for a virtual tourSEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2003 -- In early October 2003, Swedish became the first hospital in the Northwest to begin using new, fully integrated endoscopic surgery suites that utilize voice-activation technology to increase the types and efficiency of minimally invas...
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