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Pacific Northwest Kidney "Paired" Exchange Program Performs its First Three Way Kidney Transplant

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.

Lung Force Walk 2015 on May 9

April 24, 2015
There is nothing better than being outside on a spring weekend in beautiful Seattle while supporting a great cause. If you are looking for a fun and meaningful activity to participate in, consider the American Lung Associations’ 2nd Annual Lung Force Walk.  This event is proudly sponsored by the Swedish Cancer Institute, which is committed to early detection of lung cancer through screening, delivery of quality care to those suffering from the disease and their caregivers and contributing to critical research and clinical advancements while offering hope to those affected.

Swedish Ballard Opens Level II Nursery

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

April 23, 2015
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.

Swedish Cancer Institute Elevates Personalized Medicine Program with Innovative Software Platform

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.

Meet MS Experts in Port Angeles on May 30

April 23, 2015

Experts from the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are bringing this...

Swedish Issaquah Announces High-Level Containment Assessment Unit

April 22, 2015
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.

Social Interaction has Positive Benefits to Health and Well-Being in MS

April 22, 2015
Numerous studies over the past several decades have consistently shown that social interaction has positive benefits to our health and well-being.  The potential benefits cited in many of these studies include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, reduced blood pressure, and reduced mental health issues such as depression and alcoholism.  More recent studies are focusing on the positive impact that social interaction may have on optimizing our brain functioning. 

MS on the Radio

April 21, 2015
Pavle Repovic, Neurologist, MD, PhD, at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center discuses with 91.3 KBCS radio producer the prevalence of MS in our region and what comprehensive care provides for those visiting the MS Center. Two individuals also share their personal experience with diagnosis, treatment and life with MS. 

Accepting Art for the Multiple Sclerosis Center Art Show 2015

April 21, 2015
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute is proud to present the 6th Annual MS Center Art Show. Over the past five years, the Art Show has welcomed creative works of all ability levels from those affected by MS in the Pacific Northwest.