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Swedish Updates Overlapping Surgery Policy

August 09, 2017
The topic of overlapping surgeries has been part of recent national discussion – in both medical and public arenas. Swedish has been part of this conversation, and as a continuously learning organization, we began a review of our overlapping surgery policy several months ago.

44 Swedish providers named as Top Doctors in 2017 by Seattle Met magazine

August 08, 2017

We are proud to share that 44 Swedish-affiliated providers were included in Seattle Met magazine’s 12th annual list of 2017 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 2017 survey, for which the magazine asked, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you choose? 


Swedish Board of Trustees Names Dr. Guy Hudson as CEO

June 19, 2017
The Swedish Board of Trustees has announced Dr. Guy Hudson – a Swedish pediatric urologic surgeon and executive physician leader – as Chief Executive Officer. 
 

 

First Swedish Facebook Live event focuses on men’s health

June 13, 2017

Learn about common health problems facing men and how to prevent them by joining us for a special Facebook Live Men’s Health Chat at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 21. Dr. Robert Klem, regional medical director of Primary Care, will lead the discussion. Set your reminder, tune in and submit your questions during the live broadcast.


Swedish Edmonds receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus status

June 07, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Swedish Edmonds has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award and also qualified for recognition on the Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Message from Interim CEO Dr Guy Hudson

May 28, 2017
Recent media coverage has raised questions about overlapping surgeries at Swedish. I want to assure you that our unwavering commitment to high quality, safe care remains stronger than ever, and I would like to provide you with the facts about overlapping surgeries.

Swedish Medical Group receives 2017 Qualis Health Washington Quality Award

May 11, 2017
This week, the Swedish Medical Group team was pleased to receive a Quality Award of Excellence from Qualis Health Washington for the team’s recent quality and outcomes project, “Effectiveness of an Electronic Medical Reminder for Hepatitis C Screening.”


Swedish Names Dr Charles Watts as New Interim Chief Medical Officer

April 25, 2017
Swedish announced today that Charles Watts, M.D., has been named interim chief medical officer for Swedish Health Services, overseeing all clinical activities for the system and providing leadership to Swedish medical staff including physicians and advance practice clinicians. 

Swedish to partner with Peninsula Community Health Services to keep healthcare in Kingston

March 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce Swedish and Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) have finalized an agreement to keep healthcare accessible in Kingston and on the Olympic Peninsula. 

Swedish doula services now available to low income patients for free or at a significant discount

February 28, 2017
Last year, Swedish started offering doula services at all four Swedish birth centers, becoming the first in Washington State to have this type of hospital-based doula program. Beginning immediately, Swedish is now offering the same service for free or at a significantly reduced rate for low-income patients in need.

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