February 21, 2014
Reputation. The success of any institution or business relies heavily upon its ability to solidify its reputation within the community. Sell the best widget or provide the best service and the reputation will follow. Somewhere within the halls of the Swedish/Issaquah is a wall that is filling fast with the awards and accolades earned from its growing reputation as one of the best patient care facilities in the nation.
When the facility officially opened after the completion of Phase 1 on Nov. 1, 2011, it didn’t take long before its emergency room received a 2012 Summit Award for patient satisfaction.
Then, in December 2013, Swedish/Issaquah was named one of The Leapfrog Group’s Top Hospitals in the nation, providing the highest quality of patient care in a survey of more than 1,300 hospitals.
February 18, 2014
Dr. Rayburn Lewis, Swedish/Cherry Hill chief operating officer, has been named the new chief executive of Swedish/Issaquah.
He began work in his new role Feb. 10 and replaced retiring Swedish/Issaquah Chief Executive Chuck Salmon.