Swedish Medical Center Prepares for “Royal Birth”

Reigning Queen of Denver Radio Kathie J. Plans to Give Birth at Hospital Mid-July

(Englewood, CO) Move over, Kate Middleton. While the world
awaits your big day, Denver radio listeners have their ears clearly
tuned in to an upcoming arrival much closer to home: KS107.5’s
beloved morning show personality Kathie J. is expecting her own
little princess, and has selected Swedish Medical Center as her
preferred birthing center and healthcare facility for the big event.
“This is our first child,” said Kathie J. during a recent phone
interview. “My husband J.J. and I wanted the best possible
experience and care. Swedish Medical Center offers that and
more.”

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Swedish Medical Center, part of the HCA HealthONE Continental
Division, offers expectant parents and families state of the art
maternity and OB/GYN care. With a professional medical staff of
more than 100 perinatologists, obstetricians, specialized OB anesthesiologists, midwives, neonatologists, pediatricians, intensivists, expertly trained nurses and over 1,800 years of combined experience, it was the hospital of choice for 2,000 babies who were delivered there in 2012 alone. “Kathie J. is one of Denver’s favorite celebrities, and we’re pleased that she’s working with us during her pregnancy and birth,” said Mary M. White, President and CEO of Swedish Medical Center. “She’ll get the same level of compassionate care and medical expertise we offer all of our new moms and babies. We really do deliver!”

Kathie J. and her husband J.J. researched and visited other area hospitals before making the “go to” decision for Swedish Medical Center. “We were seeking a personal, human touch to bring our own little human into this world,” said Kathie J. “Other hospitals lacked that. Our questions and concerns weren’t addressed at all. During our morning radio show we may act like we know it all, but the reality is this: I don’t know what’s happening to my body during this pregnancy. Or why I feel like I’ve been shot in the left ovary. I’m tired all the time. I needed answers, and I found them with the extraordinary medical team at SMC.”

Departmental features include family attendance at birth, a full size bed for mom’s significant other, flexible visiting hours, room service, in-room massage, personalized instruction for newborn baby care through a comprehensive schedule of classes, free wi-fi internet access to share baby news with family and much more.

“We consider our listeners to be family, so there may be a microphone in the delivery room with me……But I made the right career choice in radio rather than rolling in a full TV camera crew!” said a laughing Kathie J. KS107.5’s morning show has an estimated 518,000 daily listeners, with nearly 43,000 Facebook page fans. And fan favorite Kathie J. promises to share her own special birthing journey with each of them every step of the way. She plans to be on-air up until her due date of July 16, sharing her aches, pains,
laughter and love for the Denver community every weekday morning from 5am – 10am.

 

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About Swedish Medical Center: http://www.swedishhospital.com/
Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthONE, is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Joint Commission-accredited Stroke, Cardiology and Cancer Center. Swedish has the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and is an eight time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award and a Top 100 Hospital recognized by Reuters. An acute care hospital with 368 licensed beds, Swedish is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 100 years.
Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,300 physicians.

About Lincoln Financial Media and KS107.5: http://www.ks1075.com/morningshow/
Lincoln Financial Media Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, owns and operates radio stations in Atlanta, GA (WQXI-AM, WSTR-FM); Denver, CO (KEPN-AM, KKFN-FM, KQKS-FM, KRWZ-AM, KYGO-FM, KYGO HD2/103.1); Miami, FL (WAXYAM/ FM, WLYF-FM, WMXJ-FM); and San Diego, CA (KBZT-FM, KIFM-FM, KSON-FM, KSOQ-FM).

Your Child’s Health

At Swedish Medical Center, we believe that gaining knowledge allows you to take control of your health and do the best for yourself and your family. Check out these links for more information about your child’s health, and give our Denver hospital a call at (303) 562-3132. We can provide additional information or help you schedule an appointment with our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.

 

Tips for Preventing your Child from Getting Hurt

As a dedicated parent, you undoubtedly want to protect your child from harm as much as possible. Parents often remark that when their children hurt, they hurt too, and nothing is more nerve-racking than taking your child to the hospital. Luckily, there are several ways to help your child play safer and avoid physical injury.

Swedish Medical Center pediatrician, Dr. Martin Alswang give parents tips on how to keep their child safe in and out of the house.

  • In the kitchen, keep hot liquids away from your child. Avoid carrying hot items and your baby at the same time. Plus, use your stove’s back burners and turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Make sure to keep glassware, flatware, appliances and appliance cords away from the edges of tables and counters.
  • In the bathroom, keep all medication in a secure place where your child cannot access it. Avoid using euphemisms for medicine such as “candy,” as this could give your child the wrong idea about its uses.
  • Always close toilet seat covers, and always cover all buckets of water and cleaning agents – children can fall in and drown.
  • Never put cleaning agents and chemicals into other bottles (i.e.: soda bottles) as children may see a “soda” bottle and have a drink, injuring themselves.
  • Around the house, keep all lighters and matches safely locked away and do not use candles around young children. Also, use safety gates at the top and bottom of the stairs and be sure to close and lock the basement door to help prevent injuries from falls. Utilize window guards that prevent a window from being opened all the way. Additionally, buy cordless blinds or cut the cords so your child cannot get tangled up in them.
  • Children climbing up TVs or shelving have caused them to topple and have killed and maimed many children. Secure them against the wall with hardware devices and prohibit the act.
  • In the garage, safely store any chemicals in a secured place. Be sure to keep tools off the ground and on high shelves that children cannot reach.
  • In the yard, fence off and cover your pool when you are not actively using it. Never let a child swim or wade without adult supervision. Lastly, make sure all playground equipment is sturdy and soft—cover any sharp corners or edges with padding to help prevent injury.
  • Cover lawn-edging strips especially if metal – falling on the edges can cause deep dirty cuts.
  • Inform visitors who are staying over to be very aware to be careful with their medications, not leave them around, secure them etc.

If you or your child is in need of medical care in Denver, come to Swedish Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center with excellent doctors, nurses and personnel who provide high-quality medical care. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment and pride ourselves on our efficient and capable care. Call us at (303) 788-5000.