PSJH Nurses in the News

November 14, 2018

It Takes a Nurse Video Challenge Winner

No matter where they work, nurses are essential to building a Culture of Health in their workplaces and in their communities. Meet the winner of the 2018 It Takes a Nurse Video Challenge, Stefan Torres, a Nurse at Swedish Edmonds. It Takes a Nurse is an online community for nurses focused on building a Culture of Health in our society and is an outreach effort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Watch Stefan explain how he promotes a Culture of Health and excellence every day:


Congratulations Stefan and Team Swedish!

Providence Portland Medical Center tapped Kendall Sawa, RN, to serve as COO, effective November 5.

Here are three takeaways:

  1. Mr. Sawa previously served as chief executive for Providence Seaside (Ore.) Hospital and North Coast Service Area
  2. He previously worked at Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth for two decades, serving in numerous management roles, including CEO
  3. Providence Portland Medical Center is a 483-bed tertiary referral center

Jeanie Vieira, RN Named CEO of Providence Hood River (Ore.) Memorial Hospital

Ms. Vieira served on Providence Hood River's staff for 25 years before becoming CEO in May 2016. She is entrusted with overseeing the hospital, its 12 clinics, the home health and hospital divisions, and two senior care facilities. A Hood River native, Ms. Vieira was previously Providence Hood River's COO and nursing executive.

Swedish Edmonds Nurse Names Emergency Nurses Association President

Hastings_MichaelMichael Hastings a clinical manager of the emergency department and short-stay unit at Swedish Edmonds hospital has been named 2019 president-elect by the Emergency Nurses Association.

He has a master’s in nursing and is a certified emergency nurse. Michael will serve as ENA president during the association’s 50th anniversary year in 2020.

Please congratulate Michael on this wonderful accomplishment.