For Patients & Families

For Patients & Families

A brain tumor or brain cancer diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming for patients and their families. At Swedish, we do everything we can to provide compassionate care and support.

The medical team at The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment – as well as our patient-support specialist and social workers – are all focused on the challenges unique to people living with brain tumors. Our goal is to provide you a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan and access to services that ensure that your experience is as free of stress as possible.

Integrative Patient Support Program

In the video below our founding director, Dr. Greg Foltz, talks about the importance of integrative care at the Ivy Center. He discusses one of the most important parts of care - helping patients to not feel alone with their diagnosis.





In 2010, the Ivy Center added a unique position: an integrative patient support specialist. This provider works directly with brain tumor patients, offering:

  • Emotional support
  • Support Services
  • Assistance in assessing and scheduling of Complementary Therapies
  • Assistance with financial or insurance issues
  • Help with logistical needs
  • Assistance with long term planning

Every patient also receives a notebook that provides a comprehensive overview of brain cancer treatment and the services available at the Ivy Center and throughout Swedish. This Patient Resource Guide includes information about symptom management, resources available to patients and caregivers and further tools and educational materials that will provide guidance throughout treatment and beyond.

Patients and caregivers can contact us at 206-320-2300 with any questions about the treatment and care provided by the Ivy Center.




Contact Information

Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment
550 17th Avenue
Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-2300
Fax: 206-320-8149
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Diagnosed with a Brain tumor?

The Ivy Center has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with benign and malignant brain tumors.

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Need a second opinion?

Call 206-320-2300 to make an appointment now.


Brain cancer is life-changing

Watch  Dr. Greg Foltz video


How you can help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

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Support Services

At the Ivy Center, patients and their families have access to a wide range of support services.

Counseling for Brain Tumor Patients and Families

CaringBridge Website