Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center has announced the public launch of its campaign to raise $100 million to support a wide range of initiatives in areas such as neuroscience, cancer, hearth and vascular disease, and community health.
The campaign began in 2007, and to date more than 65,000 gifts have been received from 38,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors in total, the hospital said.
Swedish Medical Center physicians have donated $7.5 million dollars; employees have given $2 million dollars and board members have donated $12.6 million dollars, the hospital said.
All told, the campaign has $65 million during this “private” phase.
Among the initiatives that will be funded by the $100 million Campaign for Swedish are:
- Swedish Cancer Institute — Cancer treatment and research programs including the True Family Women’s Cancer Center, which will focus on cancers affecting women.
- Swedish Neuroscience Institute — Funds will support such programs as the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Tumor Treatment, a new and expanded Neurological Intensive Care Unit, and the Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Center.
- Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute — Funds will support programs to establish a comprehensive heart failure center and to support research.
- Swedish Orthopedic Institute — Funds will be dedicated to research and training at the Institute.
- Community Health Programs — Funds will go to support the new family medicine clinic in Ballard, which has adopted the “medical home” approach to care. Funds will also be directed towards provide care to those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
- Women & Children’s Program — Funds will be dedicated toward a new Women & Children’s Pavilion, Postpartum Follow-up Clinic and a High Risk Maternal & Fetal Comprehensive Care Clinic. Additionally, these Women and Children’s Programs will be extended to the new Swedish campuses in Issaquah and Edmonds.
To learn more:
- Visit the Campaign for Swedish, visitwww.swedishfoundation.org.