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Swedish is Disappointed by SEIU 1199NW’s Strike Notice, Pledges to Keep Doors Open to Serve Patients During a Strike

January 17, 2020

Swedish leaders assured the community today that the nonprofit health care provider will continue to serve the needs of its patients and their families during a three-day strike called by SEIU 1199NW. The union represents approximately 7,800 registered nurses, technical and service caregivers employed by Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Edmonds. SEIU notified Swedish today of its plan to conduct a strike starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28 through 7:30 a.m. Friday, January 31.

Swedish Continues Labor Negotiations with SEIU 1199NW

January 03, 2020

After all-night discussions with representatives from SEIU 1199NW, Swedish is pleased that both sides have agreed to intensive negotiations through next week (Sunday, January 5 - Friday, January 10).

Swedish Strengthens Package to SEIU 1199NW with Higher Wage Increases, $0 Premium Medical Plan and New Childcare Benefit

December 30, 2019

Swedish brought a strong new package of proposals to the bargaining table with SEIU 1199NW today, including a 5.5% pay increase by July 1, 2020, and a $750 per-person ratification bonus, to avert the possibility of a strike.

Seventy-one Swedish providers named 2019 Top Doctors in Seattle Met magazine

August 29, 2019

We are thrilled to share that 71 Swedish-affiliated providers are included in Seattle Met’s 14th annual list of 2019 Top Doctors. Voters nominated their most esteemed peers based on years of experience, competency, rapport with patients, patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best patient care.

Swedish spent more than $1.1 billion in six years of community benefit

June 04, 2019

Swedish today published its 2018 Community Benefit Report, detailing the organization’s more than $237 million investment in community benefit programs for the year, including $23.8 million in free and discounted care. In the last six years, Swedish has invested more than $1.1 billion in community benefit.

Measles information and resources

May 20, 2019

There are currently multiple cases of measles in several western Washington counties. Transmission of measles can occur before people know they have the disease, before any rash appears. Before the measles diagnosis was made, infected individuals were in several public locations. To find out more about measles, these exposure locations, and what to do if you may have been exposed visit Public Health - Seattle & King County.

Swedish Cancer Institute Earns Accreditation

May 14, 2019
Swedish Cancer Institute Center for Blood Disorders and Stem Cell Transplantation achieves accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

Providence St. Joseph Health Makes Same-Day Express Care Appointment Scheduling Available on Amazon Alexa

April 04, 2019

Through new HIPAA-compliant skills, users will be able to set up health care visits and manage medical appointments using their voice on any Alexa-enabled device.

Swedish Announces New Board of Trustees Chair and Three New Board Members

January 24, 2019
Swedish today announced that Dr. Kristen M. Swanson, dean of the College of Nursing at Seattle University and a Swedish Board of Trustees member since January 2015, is the new chair of the board. Dr. Swanson succeeds Dr. Michael J. Hart.

Swedish releases 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

January 15, 2019
Mental health, drug addiction and homelessness emerged as major issues in our communities.
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