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Musician David Osmond Tours the Multiple Sclerosis Center with Dr. James Bowen

May 08, 2015
Musician David Osmond, from the famous musical Osmond family, visited the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, touring the clinic with medical director, James Bowen. Having been diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2005, Osmond was interested in learning more about comprehensive care for MS.

Lunge for Life: Save Lives by Becoming an Organ Donor

May 06, 2015
In the United States, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Every day, an average of 21 people die waiting for organs they need. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are approximately 3,000 people on the waiting list. Jimmy Murphy, a patient at Swedish, used to be one of them. But Jimmy was lucky enough to have a family member who was an eligible match for a kidney transplant.

Jennifer Graves Named Chief Executive for Swedish Edmonds

May 06, 2015
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.

May 06, 2015
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.

During the event, participants will be able to take an insider’s tour of Swedish Issaquah’s state-of-the-art Cancer Center and breast imaging suite.

Bariatric Surgery: Helping with the Neurobiology of Obesity

May 04, 2015
"Today's epidemic of overweight and obesity threatens the historic progress we have made in increasing America's quality and years of healthy life." Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, wrote in The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation 2010. As we gain weight, we impact our health.

There are multiple factors and causes of obesity. Thirty years ago, 13% of Americans were obese. Today, over 34% are obese. What we eat, our children will eat. The prevalence of obesity in children has increased from 5% to 17% over the same period according to the CDC.

Swedish Celebrates Nurses' Week (May 6-12)

May 01, 2015
It is with pride and heartfelt appreciation that I write this message to every nurse at Swedish during this year’s Nurses' Week — to represent nursing at Swedish is truly an honor.

The theme for this year’s Nurses' Week is “Ethical Practice, Quality Care.” As I reflect on the ANA Nursing Code of Ethics and consider the work of the nurses at Swedish, the connection is very apparent.

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

April 29, 2015
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.

What Hearing Aids are Right for Me?

April 29, 2015

If you have been identified with a hearing deficit and have been told you could benefit from amplification (hearing aids), you’re probably asking "how do I decide what is right for me?"

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.