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Swedish Nears One Billion Dollars in Five Years of Community Benefit

May 22, 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.

Empowering our patients via Apple’s new health records feature

May 15, 2018

If you’re an iPhone user, you may be familiar with Apple’s Health app. It helps you keep track of how many steps you take, how much sleep you’re getting, what you’re eating and how often you stop to quiet your mind and relax.


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.

Brain Tumor Atlas Published in the Journal of Science

May 11, 2018
This year alone, an estimated 13,000 Americans will be diagnosed with glioblastoma, which is the most deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer. In the ongoing pursuit of new therapies, a growing number of researchers studying the disease are using the Ivy Glioblastoma Atlas Project (Ivy GAP): a publicly available anatomic transcriptional atlas of human glioblastoma. A report on the Ivy GAP and the associated Ivy GAP Clinical and Genomic Database published this week in the journal Science.

Swedish Hospitals Receive High Marks for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Safety Grade

April 24, 2018
Swedish First Hill, Swedish Ballard and Swedish Issaquah Receive ‘A’ Grades
Swedish Cherry Hill and Swedish Edmonds Follow Closely with ‘B’ Grades

Stop The Bleed

March 27, 2018
Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. At the completion of the course, participants will be able to; identify life threatening bleeding, demonstrate gauze and wound packing, we will also apply a tourniquet to the arm and leg. Class not recommended for children under the age of 12. Parental approval required for those age 12-16. Some images or videos may be disturbing to participants such as pictures with bleeding and an active shooter video.

A basic B-Con (Bleeding Control) course certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete this course

Swedish recognized for best outcomes and value for hip and knee surgery

February 22, 2018

Swedish Medical Center is among 17 hospitals nationwide to be recognized for having the best value for hip and knee replacement surgery for...

Statement from Swedish Regarding Recent Media Coverage on Swedish Cherry Hill

December 14, 2017
As a nonprofit healthcare provider that has served this community for more than a century, Swedish is committed to doing what is right for our patients, our community and our caregivers. We place great importance on our legacy of integrity and honesty, and we expect every person at Swedish to honor those values in all activities. In cases where there are perceived or real conflicts of interest, we thoroughly examine them and manage them as appropriate.

Statement from CEO Dr Guy Hudson Regarding SEIU Vote of No Confidence

December 12, 2017
At Swedish, we value all our caregivers, including the represented caregivers, and are committed to engage and partner directly with them as they provide our patients extraordinary care every day. I am disappointed by this union negotiating tactic.
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