SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2013 - The start of each year brings many new things, including new life. And on Jan. 1 Swedish helped welcome many newborns, including those lucky enough to have been born first on New Year's day at the medical center's Ballard, First Hill, Issaquah and Edmonds campuses.
Eight Swedish Medical Center Nurses Receive The DAISY Award for Delivering Quality and Compassionate Care
SEATTLE, Dec. 5, 2012 – Eight Swedish Medical Center nurses today received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a national program established by The DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses who deliver quality and compassionate care. The nurses received their awards during a special ceremony at the Swedish/Cherry Hill campus.
Thanksgiving has passed but the power of gratitude is timeless. As a Health Education Specialist for Swedish, I get the pleasure of working with wonderful patients, clinicians and staff every day. For this I am endlessly thankful. But how often do I express that?
How often do you express thanks to those in your life (coworkers, family, friends, random strangers?) who get you through bad moments, bad days or bad years even? Appreciation never goes out of style and even though the official holiday of thanks has passed, let me use this time to thank you all: blog readers, Facebook followers, patients, providers and any and everybody that is part of the larger Swedish family.
It is amazing how far a simple phrase like “thank you” can go so why don’t we say it more? Ask ...
SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2012 - Swedish Medical Center announced today that the Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment (Ivy Center) will receive an additional $2.5 million grant from the Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation). The grant, the second received from the Ivy Foundation in three years, will be used to identify new drugs with potential for clinical use in brain cancer treatment.
Swedish’s First Hill and Ballard Campuses Awarded an ‘A’ for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score
SEATTLE, Nov. 28, 2012 – Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill and Ballard campuses were honored today with an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score – the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
Bring the family and get into the holiday spirit at the Swedish/Issaquah Holidays at the Hospital. There’s something for everyone: a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, and lots of kids’ activities. Holiday cheer awaits you at the hospital on December 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.
- Pancake Breakfast
$5 per person, $20 per family of six (infants are free)
A portion of the proceeds supports Pediatrics at Swedish
- Visit with Santa & Free Photos
Come get a free photo with St. Nick and decorate a keepsake frame.
- Teddy Bear Clinic
Have your kids bring their favorite teddy bear or doll to our "Teddy Bear Clinic" for a check-up.
- Giant Gingerbread House
Kids can help decorate our giant gingerbread house.
Our experts will be here to answer any questions you have.
- Face Painting
Our face-painting elf offers some cool designs.
- Book Drive
We will be accepting new or used books for ages 0-18 years for our pediatric patients.
Saturday, Dec. 1
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
ISSAQUAH, WASH., Nov. 21, 2012 – When people think of an emergency room (ER) the words ‘patient satisfaction’ are probably not the first that come to mind. However, at the Swedish/Issaquah ER patient satisfaction is a top priority – and now the facility has been nationally recognized for its work in this area.