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2011-06-28 15:00:00

SEATTLE, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish announced today that construction of its new 550,000-square-foot medical campus in Issaquah, including a five-story medical office building, cancer center, ambulatory care center, and comprehensive hospital, is ahead of schedule. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110628/DC27082) Phase I - which includes the medical office building housing primary and specialty care clinics, the Swedish Cancer Institute, an emergency...

2011-05-25 17:07:00

Former Harborview CEO David Jaffe appointed as interim chief administrator of Swedish's Edmonds campus SEATTLE, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish today announced that Mike Carter, the lead administrator of Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital in Edmonds), has been appointed to serve as chief administrative officer of Swedish's First Hill campus, which is the largest facility in Swedish's five-hospital network. (Photo:...

2011-05-11 15:39:00

Swedish adds a new virtual reality training simulator to help surgeons practice on the robotic-assisted system Swedish becomes the first medical provider on the West Coast to use a fluorescent imaging device to highlight tissue during a robotic-assisted surgical procedure Swedish will have a robotic-assisted surgical system at its new medical center in Issaquah (opening in November) SEATTLE, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As one of the first medical centers in the Northwest to...

2011-03-14 23:03:00

SEATTLE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Time-US), surgeons from the Swedish Orthopedic Institute will offer people the opportunity to see a knee surgery in a way that has rarely been done before by a health-care system. Sean Toomey, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, will repair the knee of a 70-year-old male patient, while it is streamed live online. The webcast will be moderated by orthopedic surgeon James Crutcher, M.D. The patient, identified by Dr....

2011-03-08 15:00:00

SEATTLE, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two of the most advanced tools for precise, radiotherapy-based treatment are now under one roof in Seattle. Swedish Medical Center this month became the first facility in the Pacific Northwest - and one of only a handful in North America - to open a unit that incorporates both CyberKnife and Gamma Knife technologies. The 3,950-square-foot Swedish Radiosurgery Center, formerly known as the Seattle CyberKnife Center, is located on the "A" Level of the...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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