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August 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Group Health to team with Swedish, end partnership with Virginia Mason

After two decades of partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Center, Group Health says it plans to send its HMO patients to Swedish Medical Center. The 10-year arrangement, announced Friday but not quite finalized, will send maternity patients now seen at Group Health’s Capitol Hill location to Swedish beginning next spring, and other hospital patients to Swedish’s First Hill and…

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December 21, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Swedish Medical Center tells 27 patients to get HIV tests after sterilization error

Swedish Medical Center has advised 27 patients to be tested for HIV and hepatitis after discovering equipment used in prostate procedures was not properly sterilized. Clay Holtzman, a Swedish spokesman, said the hospital discovered earlier this month that staff at the First Hill hospital had failed to douse the equipment in a sterilizing fluid between uses….

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October 24, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Another day, another baby trying to make its debut on I-5

For the second day in a row, a woman has gone into labor on northbound Interstate 5 in the Seattle area during the morning commute. The commute was slowed just after 8 a.m. while medics tended to a 33-year-old woman on I-5 at Albro Place, said State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen it…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: baby delivered, Interstate 5, Swedish Medical Center

October 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Baby-delivery scare snarls traffic on I-5 near Boeing Field

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 5 near Boeing Access Road this morning after a woman went into labor in the thick of the morning commute. The 22-year-old woman was in intense labor on her way to Swedish Medical Center  when medics were alerted at 7:47 a.m. , said Tukwila Fire Department Battalion Chief Lavern…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: baby, Interstate 5, Swedish Medical Center

September 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM

80-year-old North Bend man dies after I-90 crash

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. | Police are now saying the 80-year-old North Bend man who died after a collision on Interstate 90 was driving the vehicle that swerved to miss a cooler in the road. This contradicts an earlier report that the man had been hit when another car swerved into his lane to avoid the cooler…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: car crash, death, Interstate 90

April 23, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Nurse impersonator at Swedish stole pain medication from patients’ rooms

This is a screen grab of the nurse impersonator from the surveillance video provided by the Seattle Police Department. A woman impersonating a nurse is still at large after trying to steal pain medication from at least three patients’ rooms at Swedish Medical Center on Broadway in Seattle this month. The Seattle Police Department says the…

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Comments | More in Health, The Blotter | Topics: nurse impersonator, pain medication, Swedish Medical Center

April 1, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Swedish CEO heads to Atlanta after year on the job

Kevin Brown From Seattle Times health reporter Carol M. Ostrom: Kevin Brown, CEO of Swedish Medical Center for just over a year, is leaving to take a new position as CEO of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta. Swedish has named Marcel Loh, who oversees Swedish’s suburban hospitals and community hospital affiliations, as interim chief executive effective…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: Kevin Brown, Providence Health & Serivces, Rod Hochman

June 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Radio personality Pat O’Day, 77, recovering from surgery

Pat O’Day (Seattle Times file) Legendary Northwest radio personality Pat O’Day came through surgery successfully this afternoon for removal of a meningioma, a benign tumor that was pressing against his brain, says his wife, Stephanie Johnson O’Day. “The doctor (Dr. Gregory Foltz, director of the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the…

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