Watch video: This Giving Tuesday, learn how your generosity is saving lives

In this article: 

  • November 28 is Giving Tuesday, an annual day when we are encouraged to support the  organizations and causes that are meaningful in our lives. 
  • Chief Nursing Officer Renee Rassilyer-Bomers visited KING 5's New Day Northwest to share how philanthropy is saving and changing lives at Swedish. 
  • Your generous gifts to the Swedish Foundation support a healthy tomorrow for you, your loved ones and our entire community. 

For this year's Giving Tuesday on November 28, KING 5's New Day Northwest welcomed Providence Swedish Chief Nursing Officer Renee Rassilyer-Bomers for the annual global day of giving. Recognized each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday encourages us to find ways to give back to our communities. It's a day when we're reminded of collective generosity's immense power.

During her New Day visit, Rassilyer-Bomers shared how the generosity of our donors to the Swedish Foundation sustains lifesaving investments in numerous key areas at Swedish, including our neo-natal intensive care unit as well as support for research; professional development for our nursing staff; and vital health equity initiatives. Watch this short video and learn more. 

Interested in helping to move our innovative health care forward? You can learn about more ways to give to the Swedish Foundation or make a direct donation online at You can also contact the Foundation at 206-368-2738 or email Thank you for helping us shape the future of healthcare. We can’t do it without you.

About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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