U.S. News & World Report once again recognized Swedish Health Services as one of Washington state’s top hospital systems in the 2014 Best Hospitals rankings. Swedish First Hill and Swedish Cherry Hill were ranked in the top 15 percent statewide out of 108 hospitals included in the Washington survey. Each campus earned rankings of #8 in the “Seattle Metro Area” and #12 in the state of Washington. In the “Puget Sound” category, Swedish Cherry Hill was recognized for high performance in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Swedish First Hill earned credit for high performance in Orthopedics.
In its first ever rating of hospitals for heart surgery, Consumer Reports has identified Swedish/Cherry Hill as one of the top hospitals in the country for heart surgery. The publication, using data from the independent Society of Thoracic Surgeons, surveyed 400 hospitals and gave Swedish Cherry Hill ‘Above Average’ ratings (the highest possible) for aortic valve replacement and cardiac bypass surgery.Swedish Cherry Hill was the only hospital in Washington State to receive such a rating by Consumer Reports.
KOMO TV recently profiled the report and interviewed Swedish’s Glenn Barnhart, M.D., chief of cardiac surgery. See the news story here.
Seattle magazine has named 52 Swedish employed or credentialed physicians as ‘Top Docs’ in its July issue available now on newsstands. Most notably, Marquis Hart, M.D., director of the Swedish Transplant Program, appears on the magazine’s cover. Also noteworthy, the edition profiles Jim Walsh, M.D., medical director of the Swedish Addition Recovery Services at Swedish Ballard hospital.
Below is a full list of all Swedish affiliatEd physicians named as a Top Doc. Congratulations to all:
Ballard, Edmonds hospitals among 17 nationwide honored with 2014 Lantern AwardNews Release
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Contact: Clay Holtzman, Swedish, 206-386-2748, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEATTLE — June, 17, 2014 — Emergency departments at Swedish Ballard and Swedish Edmonds hospitals are among only 17 hospitals nationwide to be honored with the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) 2014 Lantern Award. Swedish was the only hospital system in Washington State recognized with a 2014 Lantern Awards.
The Lantern Award recognizes an emergency department’s commitment to quality, safety, a healthy work environment and innovation in nursing practice and emergency care. Achievement of the Lantern Award indicates that an emergency department (ED) exemplifies outstanding and exemplary performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
Relay for Life events planned for Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek, Redmond communities in May, June and AugustMedia Alert
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Contacts: Clay Holtzman, Swedish, 206-386-2748, email@example.com
Kimberly Dinsdale, American Cancer Society, 206-674-4150, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Washington Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Swedish Health Services are partnering to organize Relay for Life events in the Ballard, Edmonds, Issaquah, Mill Creek and Redmond communities. Each Relay for Life event will feature hundreds of cancer survivors, supporters and advocates working together to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.
Relay For Life began in 1985, in Tacoma with a local colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 6,000 communities in the United States and 21 other countries and will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.
Media will have access to film/interview Relay participants, learn more about the latest efforts to battle cancer and more.
- Edmonds, Issaquah and Mill Creek - Saturday, May 31at 12 p.m.
- Redmond - Saturday, June 7 at 12 p.m.
- Ballard - August date to be announced
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