In 2020, Swedish invested $258 million in community benefit, including support to programs that address social determinants and improve access to care. Some of the ways our investments are working directly in our community include:
- Investing in early child development and education for immigrant and refugee families through the Denise Louie Education Center and equipping parents with the resources and information they need to be strong advocates for their children.
- Supporting Camp Ten Trees, our region’s only LGBTQ+ youth camp that believes young people who may feel marginalized because of their gender identity or sexual orientation deserve a safe and inclusive space to learn and thrive.
- Partnering with Bike Worksto promote the bicycle as a vehicle for change and an integral part of healthy communities in neighborhoods with limited access to cycling.
I encourage you to learn more about how Swedish is working to meet the evolving needs of our patients, caregivers and community, and to read stories about the impact our investments have on those we serve.
We have faced challenges, but I am optimistic about the future because I have seen firsthand the incredible collaboration and creativity with which Swedish and our partners come together to address inequities in health care and help reduce barriers to care in our community.
- Guy Hudson, M.D., MBA, chief executive officer, Swedish Health Services