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Perspectives on Health Care

 

Welcome to Perspectives in Health Care, a quarterly series brought to you from the desk of Swedish's Chief Executive Officer. The purpose of this series is to provide a point of view on various aspects of the future health care.

A region as innovative as the Pacific Northwest has the potential to be a driving force in health-care reform. This quarterly series of letters is an opportunity to share some perspective on how we might work together to achieve that.

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Perspectives On Healthcare - Winter 2013Perspectives on Healthcare Winter 2013 PDF

In this issue:
Economic and financial challenges facing health care | Swedish’s financial turnaround in 2012 | The Affordable Care Act and the need for increased efficiency | Maintaining quality care and patient safety in a changing environment


Perspectives On Healthcare - Spring 2012Perspectives on Healthcare Spring 2012 PDF

In this issue:
Introduction to the new Swedish Chief Executive | Swedish Medical Center's affiliation with Providence Health & Services | Five year strategic plan | Responding to health care challenges | The vital role of philanthropy


Perspectives On Healthcare - Summer 2011Perspectives on Healthcare Summer 2011 PDF

In this issue:
Meeting the needs of our growing region | A model that improves quality, reduces costs and increases access| Expanding services for the underserved


Perspectives On Healthcare - Spring 2011Perspectives on Healthcare Spring 2011 PDF

In this issue:
For profit vs. nonprofit | Innovative ways Swedish is serving the community | Pulling together


Perspectives On Healthcare - Winter 2011Perspectives on Healthcare Spring 2011 PDF

In this issue:
Evaluating the dialogue | How to fix health care through innovation


Perspectives On Healthcare - Fall 2010Perspectives on Healthcare Spring 2011 PDF

In this issue: 
Philanthropy critical to nonprofit mission | Swedish experiencing unprecedented support | The Campaign for Swedish


Perspectives On Healthcare - Spring 2010Perspectives on Healthcare Spring 2011 PDF

In this issue: 
Addressing the shortage | Telemedicine: treating patients virtually | From remote ICU monitoring to mobile mammography | Telemedicine made possibly by philanthropy


Perspectives On Healthcare - Winter 2010Perspectives on Healthcare Spring 2011 PDF

In this issue:
Providing the best possible quality of life in the final days | End-of-life spending varies by state, medical center | Palliative Care Program at Swedish