Swedish Medical Center Foundation Programs
The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns
Currently, Swedish Medical Center Foundation is raising funds for the Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns, which is being built entirely with philanthropic support from the community. It will provide a full range of care, support and services for mothers and infants during the months before and after a baby is born, including wellness checkups for mothers and babies, breastfeeding counseling and support, psychological counseling, support groups and classes for parents and family members and other educational activities.The new center is scheduled to open in summer of 2013.
Providing Medical Services to Uninsured and Underserved Patients
In 2012, Swedish provided more than $35 million worth of charity care to uninsured and underinsured patients from the community. Residents from Swedish’s Family Medicine Residency Program provide primary care to low income and uninsured patients at five Seattle community health clinics. Swedish also provides subsidized services, including maternity care, nutritional support, and childbirth and parenting classes, to low-income mothers and newborns from the community. Each of these activities is supported by charitable donations from the community made to Swedish Medical Center Foundation.
The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic
The Swedish Community Specialty Clinic (SCSC) is a modern, 4,000-square foot, multi-clinic that provides specialty care, including dental care, to uninsured and underinsured patients. While these patients can usually go to an emergency room to receive urgent care, they often need hard-to-find specialty, dental and surgical care to ensure that serious health problems are addressed and corrected. The SCSC is equipped and staffed to provide low-income and uninsured patients from the community with advanced, high-quality care—at no cost them—from a growing number of volunteer clinicians from most medical specialties who donate their time to the Clinic. Charitable donations from the community help to support the Clinic.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Sustaining the level of excellence that Swedish Medical Center stands for would be difficult without the support of our donors. Gifts to Swedish, through Swedish Medical Center Foundation, can be designated for any of the programs at Swedish or for "wherever the need is greatest."
In May of 2012, Swedish opened the True Family Women’s Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art facility that brings together specialists from many fields to address all of the needs of women facing cancer. Located at the Swedish Cancer Institute on First Hill, the The True Center was made possible thanks to our generous donors who contributed over $10 million to Swedish for its construction. Another major fundraising focus of Swedish Medical Center Foundation in 2012 was the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center. This donor-built facility is now one of the largest MS centers in the country and is a national model for providing the most advanced and comprehensive care for MS. Many programs at both of these centers are sustained by philanthropic support from the community.
Currently, Swedish Medical Center Foundation is raising philanthropic support for the Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns, which is being built entirely with philanthropic support from the community (see above).