News in 2018

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New study led by Swedish shows effectiveness of prostate cancer therapy with CyberKnife

November 09, 2018

Low and intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients treated with CyberKnife had a disease-free survival rate of 97.3 and 97.1 percent five years after treatment.

Swedish Ballard first hospital in Washington to earn Pathway to Excellence re-designation.

October 23, 2018

We are excited to announce Swedish Ballard received the Pathway to Excellence® re-designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Swedish Ballard was the first hospital to be designated as a Pathway to Excellence Organization in 2015. 

Statement from Swedish CEO Dr. Guy Hudson

September 12, 2018
In a rapidly changing health care environment, Swedish must ensure that our organization is well positioned to continue to provide the excellent care that our patients and communities expect and deserve.

Swedish and SEARHC sign letter of intent to expand access to specialty care for patients in Southeast Alaska

September 10, 2018
Swedish and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) have signed a letter of intent to expand access to specialty health care services in Southeast Alaska. 

62 Swedish providers named Top Doctors in 2018 by Seattle Met magazine

August 08, 2018

We are proud to share that 62 Swedish-affiliated providers were included in

Seattle Met magazines 13th annual list of 2018 Top Doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. More than 1,000 doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in the Seattle metropolitan area participated in the Top Doctors 2018 survey, for which the magazine asked, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you choose?”  

Swedish Issaquah recognized as top performer in quality, value and cost by the Washington Health Alliance

July 19, 2018
We are pleased to announce Swedish Issaquah was recently identified as a top performing hospital for their dedication to patient experience by the Washington Health Alliance (WHA). Swedish Issaquah received an 81% experience rating and is one of four hospitals to place in the top 10 in quality and patient experience.

Swedish Hearing & Audiology to provide free youth hearing screening and education at special event

July 17, 2018

On July 18, the Swedish Hearing & Audiology team will provide hearing screenings and education on the effects of noise exposure to participants of the Seattle Teen Music Ensemble at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle.   Millions of children in the U.S. are impacted by permanent hearing loss and studies have shown that this number is rising.

Swedish Nears One Billion Dollars in Five Years of Community Benefit

May 23, 2018
Swedish today published its 2017 Community Benefit Report, detailing the organization’s almost $200 million investment in community benefit programs for the year. This included almost $24 million in free and discounted care, a 12% increase from the prior year. Over the last five years, Swedish has invested more than $900 million in community benefit and is on track to increase this to more than $1 billion by the end of 2018.

Swedish to host New York Times best-selling authors event on transforming your health with the right diet

May 21, 2018

On June 15, 2018, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Swedish will host the Metabolical You authors event. This will be an educational and enlightening evening with Dr. David Ludwig and Dr. Robert Lustig, New York Times best-selling authors and doctors, who have a nutritional plan to help transform your health and metabolism.

Swedish receives gift to reinvest in the Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns at Swedish First Hill and to support the Swedish Robotic Surgery Fellowship

May 15, 2018
Swedish is pleased to share that Board member and longtime supporter, Chuck Lytle and his wife Karen, donated $600,000 to continue their philanthropic support for the Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns at Swedish First Hill and the Swedish Robotic Surgery Fellowship under the direction of James R. Porter, M.D., to help educate the next generation of urologic surgeons.
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