Spotlight on Swedish Covent Hospital: Bruce Instantly Recovers From Years of Back Pain With State-of-the-Art Procedure

by David Modica It began with a collision with a bike messenger in downtown Chicago more than 20 years ago. Two ruptured disks were repaired by a surgeon, and he was soon pain free. But as he aged, Bruce’s repaired disks began to weigh onRead more

Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group Helps Improve Wellness

by David Modica  Like many cancer survivors, Katy knows that survivorship doesn’t end with treatment. What follows often carries its own set of difficulties. To combat these challenges head on, Katy joined the Breast Cancer Fitness Support Group, an important component of Swedish Covenant HospitalRead more

Swedish Covenant Hospital Completes Phase 1 of Emergency Department Renovation

Swedish Covenant Hospital has completed Phase 1 of its Emergency Department renovation to further enhance service to the community by improving the operational efficiency, flexibility and throughput of the department. The newly completed patient and staff areas are now open for use following city andRead more

Boost Your Mood With Your Food

by David Modica It’s been proven that consuming a well-balanced diet of clean, whole foods can assist you in overcoming physical and emotional fatigue. A strategically placed snack may provide you with the boost you need to get through your next set of Monday blues.  Read more

Heart Healthy Tips

From Swedish Covenant Hospital Swedish Covenant Hospital continues our commitment of promoting heart health to patients and the community. We asked some of our board-certified physicians, certified trainers and dietitians what heart healthy advice they practice. Here’s what they shared Take time out for yourself. Read more

Acupuncture and the Cold and Flu Season

by Bridget Schrank Cold and flu season is officially upon us as we enter into the winter months. As we all know too well, having a cold or flu can deplete our energy reserves resulting in a disruption in our daily routines. Too often weRead more

Physical and Occupational Therapists Work Together to Help You Overcome Physical Limitations

Whether you’ve suffered through a stroke, or are recovering from a minor injury, many individuals will face some form of physical limitation in their life. While physical therapy is known to alleviate pain and regain strength after an injury, few recognize the additional benefits occupationalRead more

Artist Helps Patients ‘Confront’ Cancer Cells Via Unique Art Project

by Bill Ligas Every Thursday, the Swedish Covenant Hospital Integrated Cancer Care (ICC) program partners with the Artist in Residence program and invites cancer survivors to participate in free art activities to support the healing process. A recent theme was “Cancer Cosmographics.” Cosmographics are visualRead more

Swedish Covenant Hospital Goes Red for Heart Health

On Friday, February 5th, the Swedish Covenant Hospital staff banded together to raise awareness for women’s heart disease by wearing red in recognition of National Wear Red Day. Participants gathered to take a group photo that was posted to social media, utilizing the reach ofRead more

Swedish Covenant Hospital Earns “Straight A’s” for Patient Safety from Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score

Swedish Covenant Hospital has been recognized once again for its dedication to patient safety by receiving another A grade in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. The Score rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. ThisRead more