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).

What are Different Types of Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem among adults, but its cause is not always obvious. However, there are some common causes of different types of back pain you should be familiar with.

This video provides information about a variety of conditions that can lead to back pain. While many cases of back pain are caused by overexertion or minor injuries, back pain can also be caused by more severe problems, such as slipped discs, osteoporosis, and sciatica. Menstruation and pregnancy are also often linked to back pain. If you have severe or long-lasting back pain, visit your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

With the right hospital care, you can control or eliminate your back pain. If you are looking for quality healthcare from a hospital in the Denver area, contact Swedish Medical Center by calling (303) 788-5000 today.

Home Away from Home

“I was never worried! I knew I’d be taken care of and taken care of well.”

Jennifer Keep never expected that a routine visit to the doctor would entirely change the next six weeks of her life. Jennifer was pregnant with her second child and for the most part her pregnancy was going well. She prepared to have a natural birth by mid-wife as she did with her first child and was expecting to hit her due date with no interruptions. However, that day at the doctor’s office changed everything in her plans.

During her visit, doctors found that she was suffering from placenta previa, a complication that puts a pregnant woman at high-risk for bleeding. “I was pretty scared because I didn’t know what could happen,” says Jennifer.  With such a complication Jennifer was also told that she’d have to stay at the hospital on bed-rest until her baby was born. “I had to figure out what to do with work, it was really hard for my family,” explains Jennifer.

 

As life quickly turned upside down in a matter of minutes, she says the staff at Swedish was prepared to make the transition as smooth as possible. “I didn’t have to worry about a thing!  They took great care of me,” she explains.  Jennifer quickly became a “resident” at Swedish as she would describe it and settled into her new home away from home. “It was a lot like being at home but better! I didn’t have to worry about my next meal, I didn’t have to worry about my care, it was great,” she says. “I was always taken care of.”

 

Jennifer was monitored three times a day for an hour at a time. “I got to know all the nurses quite well,” she explains. “They embraced me like family. I could walk around the unit a little at a time and I also got the chance to make friends with other expecting mothers in my unit. It was nice to have others to talk too.”

 

After several weeks into her stay at Swedish, baby Audrey was born by c-section on February 26th weighing in at 4lbs. 13oz. a month a half earlier than expected. “Everybody was so well trained. My delivery went really well,” says Jennifer. Audrey stayed in the NICU for several days and Jennifer says the care for her daughter was an even bigger comfort during her stay. “They were great with Audrey, I felt I could leave at any point and she would always be in good hands.”

 

Jennifer couldn’t be more thankful to have had such a great staff of medical professionals by her bedside day in and day out. “I just came, stayed a while and had a baby. I would recommend Swedish to anyone! It’s such a good hospital. They have a plan for everything; my care here was absolutely wonderful!”