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Swedish is a nonprofit medical center.  Contributions are instrumental in ensuring our ability to deliver world-class service and provide state-of-the-art facilities and technology to our patients.

Listed below are stories of the support your funds have contributed to.  Interested in submitting your own story? Use this form

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
John and Sandra
In right place during a scary time

John Shepanek and his wife, Sandra, were glowing after a family filled weekend in Seattle last March 2015. Family is everything to...

Digestive Health
"Thanks to you, I have hopes and humanity..."

For years, Don Elliget was in and out of his local hospital for treatment of his end-stage liver disease. When he was referred to...

Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute
Mike and Lori
“We got our life back because of Swedish”

Last winter, Mike Houser had four heart attacks – one nearly every three weeks. After months of visits to his local emergency room...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Carol and Larry
"Giving to Swedish...reminds us how grateful we are for their care."

Carol and I have been married 29 years. We are both retired junior high math teachers. We have two children and six grandchildren...

Women's Health and Pediatrics
"To hear her giggle is so heartwarming..."

Our first child, Isabella Grace, was born on Feb. 24, 2014 at Swedish First Hill. Unfortunately, it was a challenging delivery....

Community Health
"...I never would have had that opportunity to be as good a father as I am now.”

“I’m extremely grateful that I’m in a position now – healthy – where I can look...

Swedish Cancer Institute
Art therapy program inspires legacy giving

When Amy Helen Johnson learned she had breast cancer, she wasn’t surprised by the diagnosis as both her mother and grandmother had...