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Swedish Expands Radiosurgery Services

December 21, 2010

There was cause for celebration in the Swedish Radiosurgery Center on Thursday, Dec. 16, as neurosurgeon Ronald Young, M.D. (left), medical director of the Gamma Knife® program, and radiation oncologist Bob Meier, M.D. (below),

SNI Grand Rounds Series 2010 - Extending the Window for Stroke Therapy: The Role of Imaging

December 14, 2010
Thursday December 16, 2010
7:30am - 8:30am
Swedish Education and Conference Center, Room B
Gregory W. Albers, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Stanford University
 
Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an increased ability to:

  • Discuss options for expanding the treatment window for acute ischemic stroke
  • Review the role of neuroimaging for identification of salvable...

What Eric Eats

December 10, 2010

Unfortunately my wife Lisa broke her ankle which has made my schedule somewhat erratic. So I apologize for the delay I taped this almost two weeks ago but have not had a chance to post them. 

Working in a Winter Wonderland: December Swedish Issaquah Update

December 09, 2010

Work continues at a fast pace at Swedish/Issaquah. Specifically, the crew is enclosing the building with exterior finishes to protect interior work from the cold, windy and wet weather coming our way. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical and drywall work continues within the interior spaces of the hospital wings, while painting and installing ceiling assemblies and floor finishes will finish up on level 1 of the medical office building. Between January 2010 (when major work started) through end of August 2010, construction has generated 709 tons of mixed-waste material, with 643 tons of it diverted to recycling.

Brain Tumor Board Launches WebEx� Remote Conferencing

December 05, 2010

The brain tumor board at Swedish/Cherry Hill successfully launched its first WebEx® conference on Monday, November 29 from a Seattle Science Foundation conference room. Dr. Namou Kim presented a case remotely from his office at First Hill, and an Ivy Center staff member attended the conference from the East Coast. The software allows providers to attend the conference remotely via desktop computer and telephone when a patient they refer is being discussed, or they can present films and pathology to the subspecialists present onsite at the conference. The program will now be rolled out to physicians throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information or to present a case, contact John...

Swedish Named a Leap Frog Top Hospital

December 01, 2010

The Leapfrog Group Announces Annual Top Hospitals List

The Leapfrog Group’s annual class of top hospitals – 65 from a field of nearly 1,200 – was announced today in Washington, D.C. and, for the first time, included Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill and Cherry Hill campuses. The announcement came at Leapfrog’s 10th anniversary meeting. A complete list of 2010 Leapfrog Top Hospitals can be viewed at www.leapfroggroup.org.

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage – including Boeing an...

SNI Grand Rounds Series 2010 - MRI of Carotid Atherosclerosis and it's Role in Predicting Stroke/TIA

November 30, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Swedish Education and Conference Center, Room B

Presented By: Chun Yuan, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an increased ability to:

  • Describe the need for plaque characterization in identifying high risk lesions
  • Recall current MRI-based plaque imaging technique and it's ability for plaque characterization

SNI Grand Rounds Series is every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month

SNI Grand Rounds Series 2010 - Novel Surgical Approaches to Traditional Neuro-Thoracic Diseases

November 17, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Swedish Education and Conference Center, Room B

Brian Louie, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Esophageal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this session, attendees will have an increased ability to:

  • ...

Multiple Sclerosis Center Continues to Grow

November 15, 2010

The Multiple Sclerosis Center continues to grow. We have added an additional MS nurse, Reiko Aramaki, RN. Reiko joined us from the Evergreen MS Center. She is certified by the International Order of MS Nurses and will expand our ability to respond to patient’s needs.

Outreach programs also continue. Dr. Bowen was recently interviewed by Kathi Goertzen from KOMO TV4 regarding CCSVI. This interview can be seen at http://www.komonews.com/home/video/106166123.html.

Also, Chaz Gilbert, a patient care coordinator won the Seattle Verizon Urban Challenge on 10/30/10, racing through 12 checkpoints in their city using only clues, their feet and public transit.

Preventative Maintenance

November 12, 2010

TIP OF THE WEEK:  Dying for a slice of pizza? I was, yesterday I went to a party where there was a ton of pizza. I LOVE PIZZA! I ate salad....but then, like a flash of light it came to me. I can have the pizza. It's just the crust I want to avoid!

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