Seattle Storm donation supports women's heart health

The gift honored the contributions of Tricia McLean, the team's late chief financial officer. 

Tricia McLean, chief financial officer of the WNBA's Seattle Storm, passed away in March. In honor of McLean, who was the team's longest-tenured employee, the Storm ownership group donated $50,000 to the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute to support women's heart health. 

The check was presented to the Swedish Heart & Vascular team and Providence Swedish leaders on opening night, May 14. 

Caregivers from the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute share their gratitude for the Seattle Storm Foundation's $50,000 gift, which was presented in May in honor of the late Tricia McLean, who served as the Storm's chief financila officer and was the team's longest-tenured employee. At top: Representatives at the gift's presentation at the Storm's May home opener. 

"Tricia lived with such heart, an adventurer constantly on the joyful search for fun, leaving a trail of family and friends who loved being with her," said Ginny Gilder, Seattle Storm co-owner. "We are making a gift in her name to the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute to support increased heart health for women, in the loving spirit of sharing the opportunity live life as Tricia did."

Thank you to the Seattle Storm for the generous donation to the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute. 

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, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.