A Nonprofit Organization Reinvesting in the Community

Through programs and donations, health education, free and discounted care, medical research and more, Swedish provided more than $200 million in community benefit in 2017.

View 2018 report

“As CEO, I am incredibly proud of Swedish’s unwavering commitment to provide care to everyone who walks through our doors,” said Dr. Guy Hudson, Swedish CEO. “We believe in serving our communities with the highest quality care delivery by the best physicians, nurses and other caregivers.”

Read more of Dr. Hudson’s public message on the 2018 Community Benefit Report here.

Through programs and donations, health education, free and discounted care, medical research and more, Swedish provided more than $237 million in community benefit in 2018. This included $23.8 million in free and discounted care.

  • Unfunded portion of government-sponsored medical care: $139.7 million
    • The difference between the cost of care and what is paid for by state and federal government – does not include Medicare.
  • Free and discounted medical care for patients in need: $23.8 million 
    • Financial assistance for those who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to pay for their health care.
  • Education and research programs: $50.4 million
    • Subsidies for medical residency programs, nursing and other education and medical research.
  • Community health, grants and donations: $11.4 million
    • Free services such as patient education, health screenings, immunizations and support groups, as well as donations to community partners.
  • Subsidized services: $11.1 million
    • Clinical and social services provided despite a financial loss because it meets an identified community need that is not met elsewhere in the community.