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Swedish names inaugural Chief DEI Officer

April 12, 2021
Swedish Health Services is pleased to announce Mardia Shands, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will serve as the organization’s inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.

Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center to Open; Will Be the Largest Civilian-Led Vaccination Site in the Country Site is a Partnership Between City of Seattle, First & Goal Inc. and Swedish

March 13, 2021
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the new Community Vaccination Site at the Lumen Field Event Center will open this Saturday, March 13, 2021. The site is a collaboration between the City of Seattle, First & Goal Inc. and Swedish. The site will initially vaccinate around 5,000 people each week, but could vaccinate 150,000 people each week – or 22,000 per day – at full capacity, if supply is available.

Swedish Welcomes Diankha Linear to Board of Trustees

March 08, 2021
Swedish is pleased to announce that Diankha Linear, JD, is joining the Swedish Board of Trustees. Linear begins her board tenure on March 9, 2021.

Dr. Nwando Anyaoku named Swedish’s first Chief Health Equity Officer

March 03, 2021
Swedish Health Services has named Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., MPH, MBA, as its inaugural Chief Health Equity Officer.

Swedish Partners with CellNetix, T-Mobile and Denali to Launch Mobile Vaccination Clinic to Serve Vulnerable Communities Affected by COVID-19

January 26, 2021

Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19 


Swedish Advances Plasma Collection and Treatment for COVID19 Patients

April 14, 2020
Swedish Health Services, the largest non-profit health care system in the Puget Sound region, is partnering with Bloodworks Northwest to expand the collection of plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients for use as a potential treatment for COVID-19. 

Collective bargaining agreements reached with SEIU 1199NW

April 08, 2020

Swedish Health Services is pleased to have reached agreements with SEIU 1199NW on new contracts that cover more than 7,700 represented employees of Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds. The contracts reflect Swedish’s organizational values and its deep commitment to its people and the communities it serves.


Swedish Health Services Builds COVID-19 Emergency Response App with help from Microsoft

April 02, 2020

Leaders at Microsoft and Swedish Health Services, the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Puget Sound, today announced the launch of a digital app that will enable Swedish employees to access real-time data and analytics as part of the system’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The app, called the COVID-19 Emergency Response App (CERA), is the first of its kind at Swedish and was developed by Swedish with assistance from Microsoft. 

Thank You For Staying Home

March 28, 2020

Message from Dr. R. Guy Hudson, Swedish CEO 

Over the past several weeks, I have been continually impressed by the community’s outpouring of support for health care providers on the front lines in the coronavirus pandemic, including the 12,000 dedicated caregivers at Swedish. It is often in times of crisis that our humanity, resilience and compassion shine brightest.

Swedish Media Alert: March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

To preserve capacity to meet the acute health care needs of our patients, Swedish has decided to temporarily stop elective inpatient and outpatient surgeries for non-life threatening and non-urgent care at our hospital campuses, effective Friday, March 13. This applies to procedures at all our hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Issaquah and Edmonds). 

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