A new father, Erik, sits in the shadows, 10 feet away from a clear plastic capsule, watching quietly and helplessly as three women reach inside and work on a tiny baby girl, named Saoirse, pronounced say-er-sha. It's Gaelic for "freedom".
SEATTLE — Some call it a labor of love. Others might call it the best volunteer job in the world. Spending hours cradling newborn babies.
Many people may delay getting needed care because they can’t afford it. Our financial advocates are working to change that. Last year, Swedish spent $21.6 million in free and discounted care. Watch a recent story from KING 5 about the difference our financial assistance program is making in people’s lives.
An Alaska Airlines flight attendant is one step closer to retaking the skies after receiving a life-saving kidney transplant from inside the cockpit. Jenny Stansel’s surgeon told PEOPLE that Alaska Airlines pilot Jodi Harskamp’s donated a kidney immediately began working for the 38-year-old, who was on medical leave after being diagnosed with kidney failure in March 2016.
We are pleased to announce Swedish and Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) have finalized an agreement to keep healthcare accessible in Kingston and on the Olympic Peninsula. Effective May 1, 2017, PCHS will sublease the existing Swedish space located at 25989 Barber Cut Off Road Kingston, WA 98346.
SEATTLE--When Gregg Ley took a bite of breakfast, it was a moment worth capturing on home video. The day before, the fork wouldn't have reached his mouth. His right hand would shake so much when he tried to complete a task like feeding himself, food would fall off.