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Jennifer Graves Named Chief Executive for Swedish Edmonds

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Swedish is excited to announce that Jennifer Graves, Chief Executive and Nurse Executive at Swedish Ballard and Interim Chief Executive for Swedish Edmonds, has accepted the full-time position of Chief Executive for Swedish Edmonds, effective June 1, 2015. With this new role, she will step down as Chief Executive and Nurse Executive at Swedish Ballard.

Learn about advancements in breast cancer care at the Many Faces of Breast Cancer event at Swedish Issaquah on May 7 from 5:30-8 p.m.

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The Swedish Cancer Institute at Issaquah is hosting a free educational talk about advancements in breast cancer care on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. Learn about genetic counseling, the latest screening and treatment options, and get details about the comprehensive breast cancer services and survivorship support offered by Swedish. 

Swedish Celebrates Nurses' Week (May 6-12)

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In Recognition of Nurses' Week, Margo Bykonen, RN, Chief Nursing Officer, Shares a Special Message to Nurses

Swedish and Nativis Partner in First Human Clinical Trial to Disrupt Cancer Cell Division

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Swedish’s Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment launches new clinical trial to treat brain cancer with the Nativis Voyager Radio Frequency Energy (RFE) Medical Device


The Swedish Neuroscience Institute’s Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment today announced a new clinical trial for treating brain cancer. The trial (ID no. NCT02296580 – “A Feasibility Study of the Nativis Voyager System in Patients with Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme”), sponsored by Nativis, Inc. in Seattle – will investigate the safety and efficacy of the Nativis Voyager RFE medical device in humans. The device has shown promise in preclinical studies.

Pacific Northwest Kidney ‘Paired’ Exchange Program Performs Its First Three-Way Kidney Transplant

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Swedish and Oregon Health & Science University celebrate historic milestone in honor of National Donate Life Month


SEATTLE, April 27, 2015 – Organ donor networks are turning to local communities to save lives through multiple organ exchanges. Swedish and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) today announced the Pacific Northwest Regional Kidney Paired Exchange Program’s first three-way kidney transplant, which saved the lives of three patients. Six surgical procedures, four at Swedish and two at OHSU, involving more than 30 medical professionals were performed in a single day.
 

The paired exchange is the result of a regional partnership between Swedish, Virginia Mason, Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and Oregon Health & Science University. The organizations are participating in a clinical trial, sponsored by BiologicTx, to examine how regional paired exchange may improve kidney transplant rates for patients in the Northwest. 

Swedish Ballard Opens Level II Nursery

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Opening April 27, the nursery extends specialized care to infants and their families
SEATTLE, April 24, 2015 — Swedish Ballard will open a new Level II Nursery on Monday, April 27. The Level II Nursery allows for premature babies— born as early as 34 weeks gestational age — to receive specialized, around-the-clock care from a trained team of experts. 


Swedish Ballard Receives Pathway to Excellence® Designation

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First hospital in Washington state to earn this honor


We are excited to announce that Swedish Ballard has received the Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), making it the first hospital in Washington state to earn this honor. 

The Pathway to Excellence® program recognizes health care and long-term care organizations for positive practice environments where nurses excel. To qualify, organizations must meet 12 Pathway Practice Standards essential to an ideal nursing practice environment.
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