Swedish Medical Center February 12, 2019

Englewood, CO - A grateful patient returned to Swedish Medical Center's Southwest ER to thank the team that saved his life.

Just four months ago, Dennis Haynes returned from a luncheon appearing unwell. "When I saw him, I thought it was either a heart attack or a stroke," said Joyce Haynes, Dennis's wife. "I called our physician and was told to drive him to Swedish."

Joyce drove him to the Swedish Southwest ER, a full service freestanding ER located in Littleton, Colorado. "They were right on it. It was just a miraculous thing that they did. They determined it was a flight for life situation, and they immediately transferred him to the Swedish Medical Center main ER," she said. Dennis was transferred by HealthONE's AirLife transport and met by the team at the Swedish main ER. "The seamless transition and the expert team saved his life."

Dennis returned to the Southwest ER to say thank you for all that they did.

About Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA's HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region's referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state's first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region's neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the south Denver metro area's only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology.