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Perspectives on Healthcare - Summer 2010

October 01, 2010

In this quarterly series of letters, Perspectives, we’ve examined several issues and trends that impact the future of health care. But one of the great untold stories we have yet to discuss is the difference philanthropy makes.

While there is endless debate over the government’s role in health care, one thing you don’t hear much about is the role of philanthropy. Yet behind the scenes, private individuals throughout the country are doing their part to strengthen the health-care safety net by making charitable donations to community hospitals and health-related causes. It’s a spirit of generosity that is quietly transforming – and helping to save – nonprofit health care in the United States.

Philanthropy critical to nonprofit mission of hospitals

There was a time when hospitals considered philanthropy “nice to have.” But today, charitable gifts are critical to the mission of every nonprofit health institution. E...

Clinical Neurophysiology Lab Receives Accreditation

October 01, 2010

Congratulations are in order for the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory for attaining Accreditation by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation board of ABRET. We are the first and only Lab to receive Accreditation in Washington State and one of only 10 labs west of the Mississippi. Accreditation means the Lab has met strict standards and is recognized as a place where patients and physicians can have confidence they are receiving quality diagnostics. Thanks for all the great work and CONGRATULATIONS to everyone on the team who made this possible!

-Colleen Douville

Director for Cerebrovascular Ultrasound
Program Manager for Clinical Neurophysiology

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Staying Fit to Prevent Stroke

September 29, 2010

A brisk walk for as little as 30 minutes a day can improve your health in many ways and may reduce your risk for stroke. Join me, and one of our exercise physiologists to learn how to stay fit and reduce your risk for stroke. Free blood pressure screening will also be available.

Cherry Hill - Pinard Foyer

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m

For more information, please contact Sherene Schlegel:

sherene.schlegel@swedish.org

Office: 206-320-3484

...starts with the first step

September 27, 2010

 In my first video I talk about why I am doing this and what I hope the outcome will be. Please comment.

FDA Approves First Oral Medication for Multiple Sclerosis

September 25, 2010

This week the US Food and Drug Administration approved the release of fingolimod (trade name Gilenya®), the first oral medication for the treatment of remitting relapsing multiple sclerosis. Swedish Neuroscience Institute is proud to have participated in the pivotal clinical trial that led to the approval of Gilenya. Gilenya is a welcome addition to the set of medications available to patients living with MS. There are currently five injectable therapies and two intravenous therapies approved by the FDA for the treatment of MS. Although these treatments are very effective, many patients have been hoping for an oral alternative. Some patients are finding that they have “injection fatigue” or are running out of places to inject the medication. It is important to note, however, that not all patients should switch to Gilenya. Patients with stable disease shoul...

Swedish Summer Research Program A Success

September 22, 2010

On August 12, 2010 six undergraduate and three high-school students completed the 2010 Swedish Summer Research Program. This program is now in its second year and was led by Dr. Dan Rizzuto, Research Manager at Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) and Dr. John Henson, Director of Neurology at SNI.

The 10 week program included training in research ethics and basic neurology as well as weekly seminars from SNI physicians. Each student was also assigned to a research project and individually mentored by the physician investigator leading the research. The program was roundly considered a success by all participants. Of note, one participant and his mentor wrote a manuscript, entitled “The Impact of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Visuospatial Navigation and Memory”, which was submitted ...

SNI Fellowship Opportunities Available

September 21, 2010

The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, is committed to improving the delivery of neurologic care through evidence-based protocols, research and education. SNI offers advanced training through five fellowships:

Do you eat in public?

September 15, 2010

 I do...now.

Welcome to my Video Blog.  I really need to lose some weight and I am inviting you to come along and share that experience with me. This blog will be my confessional as well as a window into my process and progress. Wish me luck...

Energy Efficiency Built Into Swedish Issaquah

September 09, 2010

Lee Brei, Swedish’s director of Facility Services, and Susan Gillespie, senior project manager for the Swedish Issaquah Campus, are on a mission. They intend to make Swedish’s first major Eastside site the most energy-efficient facility in the region.

Swedish broke ground last October for a new 175-bed hospital and five-story medical office building (MOB) on 12.5 acres just off I-90/Exit 18. It is the first full-scale medical complex to be built in King County in more than 25 years. Plans call for 500,000+ square feet of built space, with the MOB targeted to open in July 2011 and the hospital seven months later.

“We have one chance to do this project right and take advantage of the best practices in new hospital construction,” explains Gillespie. “...

Hot off the press! Summer 2010 BrainWaves available

September 08, 2010

The Summer 2010 Edition of BrainWaves is now available online.

BrainWaves is the newsletter of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Published quarterly, BrainWaves provides information about neurological conditions treated at the Institute, and also profiles the programs, services, and new initiatives of the institute and its staff.

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