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Swedish Cancer Institute Elevates Personalized Medicine Program with Innovative Software Platform

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The adoption of Syapse Precision Medicine Platform will help deliver large-scale genomic and clinical data to enhance patient care

 

SEATTLE, April 23, 2015 – The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), one of the Northwest’s leading cancer treatment centers, announced today the adoption of Syapse Precision Medicine Platform to enhance its Personalized Medicine Program. The innovative software platform will enable clinicians to better integrate genomic information into patient care and move critical cancer research forward.

The Personalized Medicine Program, launched in April 2014, combines advanced treatments based on the “molecular fingerprint” of a tumor with individualized emotional and physical supportive care. SCI’s gene alteration panel, developed in partnership with CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories, is based on a focused set of gene alterations that are most relevant to cancer treatments. By combining gene alteration data with the clinical decision support of the Syapse platform, patients may receive tailored therapies or targeted clinical trials specific to their molecular fingerprint instead of treatments based solely on the origin of their cancer.

Swedish Issaquah Announces High-Level Containment Assessment Unit

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As efforts continue in West Africa to control the current Ebola outbreak, the CDC has prompted US healthcare facilities to implement systems necessary to raise preparedness levels at home. The lessons learned from the few cases of US infection have been well utilized in planning and preparing for such events, and Swedish Issaquah is pleased to announce the arrival of its own modular high-level assessment and isolation unit.

Swedish Epilepsy Center Recognized as Level 4 Epilepsy Center by NAEC

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The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognized the Swedish Epilepsy Center as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center, a testament to the comprehensive, specialized care Swedish provides for patients with epilepsy.  

Level 4 Epilepsy Centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy. The accreditation, awarded April 1, 2015, renewed the Center’s Level 4 status.

Swedish Named Official Medical Sponsor of the Seattle Reign FC

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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

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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

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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. 
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