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Swedish Hospital doula program for all women, no matter their delivery plans

September 22, 2016

When first-time mom Jessica Bertrand heard about the Swedish Doula Program from her doctor, she knew it was something she was interested in pursuing. Jessica hired Shelia Kandeler, one of the doulas contracted with Swedish. Read more about her experience.

We call it Express Care

September 08, 2016
Swedish, Providence and our other affiliates are helping pioneer the on-demand model for health care in the same way others are creating new models for ground transportation, dining and entertainment. The idea is to make health care diagnosis and treatment as quick, simple and convenient as ordering a pizza or catching a ride across town. That’s why we’re teaming up with Walgreens, offering instant online visits and bringing back the house call.

Meet Swedish MS Experts in Wenatchee on September 24

August 24, 2016

Join us for a free traveling educational workshop about Multiple Sclerosis in Wenatchee. Learn from a nationally recognized team of MS health care professionals at Swedish Neuroscience Institute, share your experience and connect with others in the community living with MS.

When: September 24, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Wenatchee Convention Center, Orchard Exhibit South Room,

121 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801  |  Map

Cost: Free

MS Center Summer BBQ

August 11, 2016

Join us for an afternoon of food, music and education at the annual Swedish MS Center BBQ! We will have authentic American BBQ fare, live music by Soul Purpose Band and a talk by Dr. James Bowen, Swedish MS Center Neurologist and Medical Director. 

When: Saturday, August 27, noon to 5 p.m.

MS patients ride again with help from MS Center

August 08, 2016
Aimee Luzier and Michael Chalupa never thought they’d ride bikes again after they were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But the Adventure Program at the MS Center at Swedish knew it was possible. Watch a video and read about their first bike ride in years.

New help for moms with postpartum depression

July 27, 2016
Swedish has opened the first center of its kind on the West Coast to help new mothers struggling with depression. Watch this video to hear one woman’s story.

SCI spotlight: Penelope Nyder

April 21, 2016

Penelope (Penny) Nyder, a volunteer in the Cancer Education Center at First Hill has been with us since March 2008. As an experienced volunteer, Penny has several responsibilities. She inputs tracking data, makes class reminder calls, greets and assists patients and caregivers in the education center, and most notably, she visits the Treatment Center on a weekly basis. In the Treatment Center, Penny provides patients with educational material from the Cancer Education Center as well as informs patients of the supportive care services available.

Lets talk about sex: Q & A session

April 21, 2016

When you are coping with cancer and cancer treatment, your main focus probably has something to do with survival, which make perfect sense. As your team is assembled and a game plan is mapped out, thoughts may wander to cancer’s effects on day-to-day living including sex and sexuality. After all, as humans we are hard wired to love and be loved. Perhaps these questions have crossed your mind.

Be kind with yourself. Be patient with yourself.

April 21, 2016

Swedish’s first priority is the quality of the care we provide to patients and survivors, which means caring for your physical, mental and emotional health. The journey that begins at the time of diagnosis is a challenging one.

What is the Palliative Care and Symptom Management Clinic?

April 21, 2016
Palliative care is a service that helps people define their goals for their care with a focus on improving their quality of life during or following a serious illness. This service provides support as long as people need it, focusing on each person’s unique experience in order to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of living with serious illness. The multidisciplinary team helps patients and their families navigate the health care system and their options in order
to reduce suffering and maximize quality of life.
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