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  • Visitor Policy

    Visitor Policy

    All routine visiting is suspended at our hospital campuses until further notice.

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  • Swedish First Hill Pediatrics and PICU Reopen

    Swedish First Hill Pediatrics and PICU Reopen

    We are pleased to share that Swedish will reopen the Pediatrics unit and PICU at our First Hill campus on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 7 a.m.

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  • Facebook Live: Q&A – Future of Healthcare

    Facebook Live: Q&A – Future of Healthcare

    What does it take for a healthcare system to recover from COVID-19? Experts discuss these topics and more on the latest Swedish Live Q&A.

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  • Need care? Get care. Washington's hospitals are here.

    Need care? Get care. Washington's hospitals are here.

    Washington's hospitals and clinics are available, safe and ready to help you with all of your medical concerns.

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  • Washington hospitals urge people not to delay care because of COVID-19 concerns

    Washington hospitals urge people not to delay care because of COVID-19 concerns

    Leaders of Washington hospitals say visits to clinics and emergency rooms are way down because people are either afraid they’ll catch COVID-19 or because patients think the system is overrun.

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  • Safety Updates

    Safety Updates

    Your safety is our number one priority. Learn how are keeping our hospitals safe.

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  • Stories: A New Normal

    Stories: A New Normal

    A conversation about COVID-19 and patient safety with Chris Dale, M.D., MPH, Chief Quality Officer, Swedish Health Services.

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  • Pediatricians warn parents to immunize children during pandemic

    Pediatricians warn parents to immunize children during pandemic

    Concerned state officials see vaccination rates drop during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Facebook Live: COVID-19 Q&A – Kids & Pregnancies

    Facebook Live: COVID-19 Q&A – Kids & Pregnancies

    Swedish experts discuss kids and pregnancies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Mental Health Monday - Don't Delay Care, with Dr. Elizabeth Meade

    Mental Health Monday - Don't Delay Care, with Dr. Elizabeth Meade

    Elizabeth Meade, MD shares her thoughts around mental health and ways to get help.

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  • Signs of a stroke and actions you should take

    Signs of a stroke and actions you should take

    Find out what you can do to minimize the risk of stroke for yourself and your loved ones.

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  • The Ellen Show: Ellen Meets ER Doctor Recovered from COVID-19

    The Ellen Show: Ellen Meets ER Doctor Recovered from COVID-19

    Ellen DeGeneres chats with emergency room physician Dr. Ryan Padgett, who recovered from COVID-19 thanks to experimental treatments at Swedish.

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  • How a Seattle man, hospitalized for 2 months, beat the coronavirus and lived to tell about it

    How a Seattle man, hospitalized for 2 months, beat the coronavirus and lived to tell about it

    Michael Flor battled with coronavirus for 62 days at Swedish Issaquah and recovered.

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  • Insights and advice for managing uncertainty

    Insights and advice for managing uncertainty

    Most pandemics follow the same progression from warning of its existence to recovery. Learn about ways to cope during this time of great change and adversity.

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  • Swedish Edmonds Family Birth Center and NICU Reopen May 6

    Swedish Edmonds Family Birth Center and NICU Reopen May 6

    Because of our community’s collective commitment to staying home and staying healthy, our region is making significant progress in the fight against COVID-19.

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  • Facebook Live: COVID-19 Treatments and Saving Lives

    Facebook Live: COVID-19 Treatments and Saving Lives

    Join Swedish doctors on the front lines for a conversation about how they’re using unconventional methods and treatments to save lives.

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  • How Swedish is managing the COVID-19 crisis

    How Swedish is managing the COVID-19 crisis

    Find out how Swedish Health Services reacted quickly and is continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Don't postpone emergency care during the COVID-19 crisis

    Don't postpone emergency care during the COVID-19 crisis

    When you need care, don't hesitate even during a crisis. You have options. Learn more.

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  • How to properly put on and take off your personal mask

    How to properly put on and take off your personal mask

    Watch as Swedish provider, Dr. Elizabeth Meade, demonstrates proper use of personal protection masks.

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  • Critically ill ER doctor recovers from COVID-19 with help from an experimental drug

    Critically ill ER doctor recovers from COVID-19 with help from an experimental drug

    Dr. Ryan Padgett, one of the first frontline physicians in King County to fall critically ill from COVID-19, recovers with help from an experimental drug.

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  • Supporting patient connection during COVID-19

    Supporting patient connection during COVID-19

    With visits on hold in Washington, providers are finding new ways to help patients connect with family.

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  • Midwives fill a special role before, during and after birth

    Midwives fill a special role before, during and after birth

    Learn how certified nurse midwives at Swedish provide women with medical care, education and support before, during and after their baby is born.

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  • Could blood from coronavirus survivors be a cure?

    Could blood from coronavirus survivors be a cure?

    Seattle area hospitals are trying an experimental treatment: convalescent plasma.

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  • Safe-at-Home Bingo

    Safe-at-Home Bingo

    A fun approach to tips that keep you well while physical distancing.

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  • The importance of spiritual care during COVID-19

    The importance of spiritual care during COVID-19

    Spiritual leaders are finding new ways to support isolated patients during COVID-19.

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  • New analysis lowers COVID-19 death projections for Washington state

    New analysis lowers COVID-19 death projections for Washington state

    A new analysis lowers coronavirus death projections and suggests hospitalizations may have already peaked in Washington State.

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  • The loss—and love—experienced by nurses on the COVID-19 frontlines

    The loss—and love—experienced by nurses on the COVID-19 frontlines

    An interview with a Swedish Issaquah nurse who helped a COVID-19 patient say goodbye to loved ones far away.

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  • COVID-19 impact on pregnancy, delivery, and new parenthood

    COVID-19 impact on pregnancy, delivery, and new parenthood

    How COVID-19 is changing plans for expectant and new parents.

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  • COVID-19 Q&A: Behavioral Health

    COVID-19 Q&A: Behavioral Health

    Swedish leadership discuss how to protect the behavioral health of you and your loved ones while staying home.

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  • Can the flu shot protect you against COVID-19?

    Can the flu shot protect you against COVID-19?

    Does the flu shot protect you from COVID-19? No. Dr. Elizabeth Meade from Swedish sets the record straight.

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  • Swedish Health Services Builds COVID-19 Emergency Response App with help from Microsoft

    Swedish Health Services Builds COVID-19 Emergency Response App with help from Microsoft

    App enables Swedish to track and act on real-time staffing and supply data.

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  • Swedish Campus entry points

    Swedish Campus entry points

    In light of COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe including modifying our entrances at our hospital campuses.

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  • Valet service suspended for First Hill, Cherry Hill

    Valet service suspended for First Hill, Cherry Hill

    We are suspending valet service at First Hill and Cherry Hill with the exception of the MS Valet at Cherry Hill, which will remain open for MS patients.

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  • Swedish community response clinics

    Swedish community response clinics

    Swedish remains committed to providing our patients safe and efficient care.

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  • Swedish nurse helps a patient say goodbye to her daughter on FaceTime

    Swedish nurse helps a patient say goodbye to her daughter on FaceTime

    A nurse at Swedish Issaquah hospital took it upon herself ensure a patient was able to say goodbye to her daughter before passing away.

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  • New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

    New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

    Eating a balanced diet just got easier with the help of the newly updated Nutrition Facts label. Find out how these changes are relevant to your diet and nutrition.

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  • Thank you to our heroes

    Thank you to our heroes

    A Doctors' Day thank you from Swedish CEO, Dr. Guy Hudson.

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  • A Thank You From Swedish CEO, Dr. Guy Hudson

    A Thank You From Swedish CEO, Dr. Guy Hudson

    Dr. Hudson shares his sincere gratitude for the actions our communities have taken to tackle the COVID crisis together.

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  • The local community supports Swedish caregivers

    The local community supports Swedish caregivers

    Local businesses are doing what they can to support Swedish caregivers in their response to COVID-19.

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  • Facebook Live: COVID-19 Q&A

    Facebook Live: COVID-19 Q&A

    Swedish leadership answer COVID-19 questions.

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  • What 'shelter in place' means and why it matters

    What 'shelter in place' means and why it matters

    Shelter in place is an important part of what states are doing to lower the number of people who get sick with coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn what that means to you.

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  • Coping with MS as a newly diagnosed young adult

    Coping with MS as a newly diagnosed young adult

    Dr. James Bowen, director of the MS Center at Swedish, offers insight to help you navigate the new landscape of an MS diagnosis.

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  • Swedish brings mobile COVID-19 testing to the homeless and formerly homeless

    Swedish brings mobile COVID-19 testing to the homeless and formerly homeless

    Swedish Medical Center set-up a mobile COVID-19 testing station outside a Plymouth Housing building in downtown Seattle on March 24, 2020.

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  • Preparing for a colonoscopy? Read this first.

    Preparing for a colonoscopy? Read this first.

    March is colorectal cancer prevention month. Get the answers to commonly asked questions about colonoscopies and learn how to prepare for one.

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  • Bring awareness about HIV to those at risk

    Bring awareness about HIV to those at risk

    Being aware of the ongoing problem of HIV and AIDS are reminders to spread hope and offer tips for prevention to all who are at risk.

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  • Building Community Partnership: Chemo Bags of Hope

    Building Community Partnership: Chemo Bags of Hope

    Chemo Bags of Hope is a local organization that spreads hope one bag at a time to patients facing chemotherapy and radiation

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  • Four medications that can affect your memory

    Four medications that can affect your memory

    Some medications can cause forgetfulness and disorientation for senior adults. Learn if your medication is on the list.

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  • Fear and cancer: What’s next after treatment ends?

    Fear and cancer: What’s next after treatment ends?

    The transition from cancer treatment to remission can be an anxious time. Learn how you can control the fear and anxiety

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  • From volunteer to patient: Marjorie's story

    From volunteer to patient: Marjorie's story

    Marjorie Hillson finds herself in an unexpected and meaningful journey from being a volunteer to a new patient at Swedish Cancer Institute

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  • Winter recipe: Coconut curry recipe

    Winter recipe: Coconut curry recipe

    With this cold and rainy weather, this coconut curry will bring comfort with mouth-bursting creamy flavors

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  • Effects of music as medicine during bone marrow biopsy

    Effects of music as medicine during bone marrow biopsy

    A study that uses music as a medical intervention to moderate distress, anxiety, or pain during bone marrow biopsy

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  • Five essential guidelines to control infection

    Five essential guidelines to control infection

    Preventing infection is essential for patients with a weakened immune system in order to heal properly.

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  • CAR-T cell therapy: A promising and innovative treatment

    CAR-T cell therapy: A promising and innovative treatment

    Introducing this promising and innovative treatment at SCI, CAR-T Cell Therapy is offering hope to cancer patients who have been through two lines of unsuccessful treatment.

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  • Understanding women's heart health with Dr. Sarah Speck

    Understanding women's heart health with Dr. Sarah Speck

    Our conversation with Dr. Sarah Speck from the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute uncovers answers to common questions about women and heart disease.

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  • Debunking the myths about teen antidepressant use

    Debunking the myths about teen antidepressant use

    Swedish examines five common myths about teens, antidepressant use and depression treatment.

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  • Yoga for heart health

    Yoga for heart health

    Yoga promotes heart health by reducing stress and lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart rate. Learn more about the benefits of yoga.

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  • Be your own Valentine with self-care

    Be your own Valentine with self-care

    Swedish shares seven ways self-care can help you celebrate your relationship with yourself this Valentine’s Day.

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  • Just had a baby and need support at home? Swedish doulas to the rescue.

    Just had a baby and need support at home? Swedish doulas to the rescue.

    New mom of two answers questions and shares how the postpartum doula program at Swedish helped ease the transition of bringing home her new baby.

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  • Go Red for Women: More than just a fashion statement

    Go Red for Women: More than just a fashion statement

    Go Red for Women kicks off February’s American Heart Month celebrations by helping raise awareness of heart disease, fund lifesaving research and advocate for change.

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  • Swedish nurse spotlight: Rachel Bry

    Swedish nurse spotlight: Rachel Bry

    Rachel Bry wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a nurse. See how one doctor’s encouraging words helped her set a course for a career as an RN in oncology.

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  • The Swedish Health for Good Campaign

    The Swedish Health for Good Campaign

    Learn how Swedish employees promote and drive health in the Seattle community by serving a total of 20,000 caregiver volunteer hours.

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