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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.

Swedish Board Appoints Physician as New Interim Chief Executive

February 21, 2017
The Swedish Board of Trustees today named R. Guy Hudson, M.D., as interim chief executive of Swedish Health Services following a personal decision by Tony Armada to resign from the role. 

An Open Letter to our Patients and the Community

February 17, 2017
Swedish has served this community for more than 100 years. We recognize the immense responsibility we carry in ensuring each life we touch is made better by the care we deliver. Nothing is more important to us. Over the past few days, we have been humbled and saddened as we have seen that commitment to our patients and our community questioned. We understand why many are concerned by what they have read.

Jeffery Robert named new chief operating officer for Swedish Issaquah

February 13, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Jeffery Robert assumed responsibility for the leadership of Swedish Issaquah in October 2016. Chief executive, Rayburn Lewis, M.D., retired from Swedish Issaquah on Nov. 25, 2016.

Statement from Tony Armada, CEO, Swedish Health Services

February 10, 2017

When I walk through the halls of our hospitals, talk with caregivers about their work, and meet with patients and listen to their experiences, I know that the commitment and compassion of our caregivers is the reason Swedish has been such a trusted institution in Seattle for more than 100 years.

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