A new website, www.hospitalinspections.org, includes detailed reports of hospital violations dating back to January 2011, searchable by city, state, name of the hospital and key word.
If your doctor is on the “Dollars for Docs” list, he or she received money from one of the drug companies for promotional activities or consulting. Payments are legal, so it doesn’t mean your doctor has done anything wrong. But research has shown that drug company marketing can influence what a doctor prescribes, and some experts say it is cause for concern.
The Leapfrog Group’s hospital safety rankings list this year gives: Seattle’s Northwest, VM, Swedish Ballard and Swedish First Hill hospitals “A”s. UW Medical Center, Swedish Cherry Hill, and Harborview were give “C”s — though some dispute the group’s rankings.
Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center will cover a cochlear implant surgery live, displaying images from the operation on the online photo website Instagram while narrating the procedure simultaneously on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
Runners, walkers, volunteers and other supporters will be treated to a post-event celebration featuring a tribute to ovarian-cancer survivors, complimentary refreshments and other freebies, music, a random prize drawing, and distribution of the overall race awards.
Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center will open a new cancer center that will provide services tailored specifically for women — next Tuesday, June 5th. The 23,600-square-foot True Family Women’s Cancer Center will occupy the fifth and sixth floor of the medical center’s Arnold Pavilion at 1221 Madison on Swedish’s First Hill campus. The goal is to [...]
Swedish Medical Center’s Organ Transplant’s living kidney donor team will talk about the living kidney donor process and a panel of living kidney donors will discuss their personal experience with being a living donor.
Chef Eric Eisenberg, executive chef at Swedish Medical Center, has come up with some healthy holiday drinks to help those watching their weight get through the season’s celebrations.
Seattle’s Swedish Neuroscience Insitute will live stream a deep brain stimulation surgery for essential tremor online tomorrow morning, Friday, December 16th.
Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill Hospital and Virginia Mason Medical Center both make the “Top Hospital” list put out each year by The Leapfrog Group, a health-quality improvement group.
As health-care costs spiral ever upward, hospitals race to build free-standing emergency rooms and expand existing ERs. Hospitals say it makes business sense, but critics say the hospital arms race is too costly for businesses, government and families.
Medicare’s new Hospital Compare website allows you to compare hospitals side-by-side on a variety of patient safety and patient satisfaction measures. But are the comparisons fair?
Under the arrangement announced last night, Swedish will underwrite the cost of a new clinic, which will be called the First Hill Health Center of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest.