Serving as our Community’s Health Partner

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 2019 report

“The 2019 Swedish Community Benefit Report reflects the compassion and dedication of our caregivers and community partners. It reinforces our commitment to elevating voices that must be heard and investing in our community where it is most needed. There is still work to be done to address systemic inequity and injustice, not only in our community but across the nation. In times of turmoil, Swedish remains grounded in our values and finds strength in our promise of providing extraordinary care to everyone who walks through our doors. Swedish will continually strive to be more inclusive and compassionate, and our dedication to our community will not waver.”

- CEO Dr. Guy Hudson

Through programs and donations, health education, free and discounted care, medical research and more, Swedish provided more than $228 million in community benefit in 2019. This included $22 million in free and discounted care.

  • Unfunded portion of government-sponsored medical care: $130 million
    • This is 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: $22 million 
    • This is financial assistance for those who are uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to pay for their health care.
  • Professional health education and research programs: $54 million
    • These are subsidies for medical residency programs, nursing and other education and medical research.
  • Subsidized services: $9 million
    • This includes clinical and social services provided despite a financial loss because it meets identified needs not met elsewhere in the community.
  • Community health, grants and donations: $13 million
    • This reflects free services such as patient education, health screenings, immunizations and support groups, as well as donations to community partners.