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2013-02-13 08:27:46

DENVER, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced today that HealthONE has signed an agreement to participate in its secure health information exchange (HIE) network. The seven HealthONE hospitals join 28 other hospitals around the state already connected to CORHIO, including Centura Health which operates 13 hospitals connected to the HIE network, of which seven are located in Metro Denver. HealthONE is a subsidiary of the Hospital...

2012-12-12 16:25:00

DENVER, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountain-region patients living with Acid Reflux disease, also known as GERD, have welcome relief - literally and figuratively - at the hands of Swedish Medical Center's (Live Link to www.SwedishHospital.com) Reginald Bell, M.D. Bell is the only physician in the region performing a new procedure in patients suffering from this debilitating disease. It's known as the LINX® Reflux Management procedure. (Photo:...

2012-12-04 04:21:48

- Swedish/First Hill one of only 89 hospitals in the country recognized for achievement in providing the highest quality care in America SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group's annual class of 'Top Hospitals' - just 89 from a field of nearly 1,200 - will be announced today in Baltimore, Md., and includes Swedish Medical Center/First Hill for the third year in a row. The announcement will take place at Leapfrog's Annual Meeting. The Leapfrog Group is a...

2012-11-30 08:24:24

DENVER, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Swedish Medical Center (www.SwedishHospital.com) physician is breaking new ground in the area of cochlear implants with his recent surgery on a 9-year-old girl who received the medical implant for single-sided deafness. Daniel Zeitler, M.D., a neurotologist and skull-based surgeon, is one of only a few medical professionals in the U.S. to perform the procedure for this population and diagnosis. (Logo:...

2012-11-29 08:29:49

The Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish discovers that an FDA-approved treatment for alcoholism may also work for brain cancer New funds from the Ivy Foundation will further this research SEATTLE, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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...

2012-10-26 11:23:59

SEATTLE, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish Medical Center's seven-year fund-raising initiative, called The Campaign for Swedish, has raised $103 million, exceeding its initial $100 million fund-raising goal in approx. five-and-a-half years. The Campaign, launched to help improve patient care and treatment options throughout the Swedish system, is the largest fund-raising effort undertaken by the private, non-profit health system to date. "We launched this Campaign with the vision of...

2012-10-17 15:23:52

World Stroke Day & Swedish Medical Center Raise Awareness on New Treatments, Education DENVER, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just our mountainous corner of the world, nearly 433,000 Denver metro area residents will experience a stroke in their lifetime. The staggering statistics: one in six - or more than 850,000 Colorado residents will experience the same. In an effort to raise awareness of new treatments and prevention, Swedish Medical Center and The World Stroke...

2012-09-18 06:29:44

Denver and Surrounding Region to Benefit from New Ischemic Stroke Treatment DENVER, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Medical Center has become the first advanced care center in the state to bring an innovative medical device to its stroke care protocol, aimed at treating ischemic stroke patients faster and more efficiently than ever before. The device, known as the MAX System of Reperfusion Catheters and manufactured by Penumbra, Inc., is yet another tool for physicians...

2012-04-06 14:20:13

New Facility has been under development for several years and is largely funded through philanthropy SEATTLE, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) will open its new MS Center at Swedish to patients on April 9. Carefully designed for easy accessibility and to promote the well-being of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the new 11,700-square-foot center gives SNI the ability to consolidate all of its MS services into one facility. An additional...

2011-12-06 08:00:00

Swedish/First Hill one of only 65 hospitals in the country recognized for achievement in providing the highest quality care in America SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leapfrog Group's annual class of 'Top Hospitals' - just 65 from a field of nearly 1,200 - was announced today in Washington, D.C. and included Swedish Medical Center First Hill for the second year in a row. The announcement came at Leapfrog's Annual Meeting. The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of...