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Swedish Thoracic Surgery / First Hill

Swedish is grateful to the many generous supporters of the Swedish Division of Thoracic Surgery. Community partnerships are vital to the success and growth of our program, and the fact that many of these gifts were made in gratitude for the care people received makes them incredibly meaningful to us. These gifts will help us continue to develop our research efforts and improve thoracic surgery for future patients.

Thoracic Surgery Research & Education Fund

The Thoracic Surgery Research and Education Fund supports specific research activities in the Swedish Division of Thoracic Surgery including research in advanced and novel clinical treatments for cancers of the thorax, and investigations of benign esophageal, pulmonary and pleural conditions. 

This fund also supports a thoracic fellowship each year that provides an intensive and wide ranging clinical experience in thoracic and esophageal surgery and thoracic oncology. Swedish provides a unique opportunity for training in this field in the United States and believes this is an important way to promote and influence the advancement of the brightest surgical talents in oncologic and minimally invasive surgery.

Grateful Patient Stories

Alan Crowe

Thoracic_AlanCrowe_158Alan Crowe’s interactions with Swedish began when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Friend Joe Saldin often accompanied Alan to his appointments and said that before he came to Swedish, Alan was given little hope. “Thanks to the doctors and staff at Swedish, Alan was given optimism. While he knew there wasn't a cure, Alan was made to feel like the remainder of his life could be high quality, productive, and most important, happy.” To show his gratitude, Alan included a generous charitable bequest for the Swedish Division of Thoracic Surgery in his estate plans.

Shirley Miner

Thoracic_ShirleyMiner_158Swedish Medical Center was where Shirley Miner’s children and two of her grandchildren were born — but Swedish became even more important to Shirley when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Grateful for the care she received at Swedish, Shirley made a gift of stock through her IRA and included a bequest to Swedish in her will. Her gifts were made in honor of the doctors who cared for her and were directed to the Thoracic Surgery Education & Research Fund.

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You can mail your gift to:
Swedish Medical Center Foundation
747 Broadway,  Seattle, WA 98122

By  Phone

Please call us to make a credit card gift over the phone at (206) 386-2738

For More Information

For more information on how you can make a difference, please contact Kate Purcell, by e-mail at kate.purcell@swedish.org or by phone at (206) 386-3194