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Health, Hope
& Community

Together, we are committed to raising dollars that stay local to fund the facilities, services and investment necessary to save lives and deliver remarkable health care, close to home.

Investing in Health, Hope & Community

Together, we are committed to raising dollars that stay local to fund the facilities, services and investment necessary to save lives and deliver remarkable health care, close to home.

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difference locally

A legacy of giving back

Since the very first dollar was donated more than 100 years ago, the legacy of giving back to support excellence in health care and compassionate service in our community has been strong. SwedishAmerican Health Foundation (SAHF) continues that tradition today.

When you give to SAHF, you are supporting local projects and initiatives that are life-changing for people in our community. Every dollar you donate here stays here, so we can invest in world-class facilities and services that meet and exceed the needs of our patients in the Northern Illinois/Rockford region.

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Thanks to a new heart, 11-year-old Sezar is back to kicking it up on the soccer field and most importantly, has a new lease on life.

Why give?

Every dollar you donate is strategically invested in world-class facilities, cutting-edge technologies, innovative services and personalized, remarkable care at UW Health in northern Illinois.

Give generously today and help us continue to save lives and shape a healthier future for our region.

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What your gift supports

At the heart of our mission is the unwavering commitment to improving lives and providing remarkable health care. Your gift ensures that we can support the areas of greatest need, provide assistance and hope during crisis and invest in specialized care.

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Did you know?

$1

First donation made to construct a Swedish hospital more than 100 years ago.

100%

The amount of your donation that stays local.

100,000+

Number of gifts given over the last 30+ years.

I give because I believe in the missions of SwedishAmerican Health Foundation and our health system . . . every little bit helps. My donations arenโ€™t going to build giant buildings, but they have the potential to make someoneโ€™s stay at our hospital better.โ€

– Lee Johnson, director, medical education & medical staff administration

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A legacy gift of kindness, support and community care. ๐Ÿ’™ This is what you will be supporting when you donate to SwedishAmerican Health Foundation. Today we want to remind all of the importance of supporting local health care. All donations stay right here to help provide remarkable health care for our community - making a stronger, healthier region for you and your family. Let's join together today and make a difference! ... See MoreSee Less

A legacy gift of kindness, support and community care. ๐Ÿ’™ This is what you will be supporting when you donate to SwedishAmerican Health Foundation. Today we want to remind all of the importance of supporting local health care. All donations stay right here to help provide remarkable health care for our community - making a stronger, healthier region for you and your family. Lets join together today and make a difference!

Meet Tricia, Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services here at UW Health SwedishAmerican. Not only is Tricia a dedicated leader and remarkable health care provider, she also is committed to supporting the mission of the health system as an employee donor.

Tricia credits her strong start with the health system for her loyalty to giving. โ€œI have been with the health system for 30 years. I was a graduate student clinician assigned to SwedishAmerican in 1994. From day one, Swedes felt like home. I have been given the opportunity to grow and flourish in a career that I love in a place that has seen the value in what I do. I have a strong belief that you take care of your home. ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ. ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป.โ€

A donor since 2015, Tricia sees firsthand how her dollars are being put to work and strengthening the services made available for the community. โ€œFrom the clinical side of my job, I see programs, both internal and external, that need support. The Foundation has made it possible for multiple organizations to benefit. The Women and Childrenโ€™s Hospital was one of the most exciting projects that I have been a part of. The ability to see a level 3 NICU come to UW Health in northern Illinois was amazing! The Foundation was part of the drive to fund that building. The Foundation has also supported therapy by finding grants for equipment, programs for neonatal development within the NICU, and for continuing education.โ€

If youโ€™ve considered donating, but arenโ€™t sure where to begin, Tricia wants you to know that it is simple and a great way to support the future! โ€œDonating is easy. You decide the amount and the frequency. It's a great way of keeping your "home" looking good, working well and ready for the next generation who move in.โ€

Thank you for your dedication to the growth of UW Health SwedishAmerican and supporting our commitment to providing remarkable health care right here, close to home. โค๏ธ
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Meet Tricia, Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services here at UW Health SwedishAmerican. Not only is Tricia a dedicated leader and remarkable health care provider, she also is committed to supporting the mission of the health system as an employee donor.

Tricia credits her strong start with the health system for her loyalty to giving. โ€œI have been with the health system for 30 years. I was a graduate student clinician assigned to SwedishAmerican in 1994.  From day one, Swedes felt like home. I have been given the opportunity to grow and flourish in a career that I love in a place that has seen the value in what I do. I have a strong belief that you take care of your home.  ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ.  ๐—œ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป.โ€
 
A donor since 2015, Tricia sees firsthand how her dollars are being put to work and strengthening the services made available for the community. โ€œFrom the clinical side of my job, I see programs, both internal and external, that need support.  The Foundation has made it possible for multiple organizations to benefit.  The Women and Childrenโ€™s Hospital was one of the most exciting projects that I have been a part of. The ability to see a level 3 NICU come to UW Health in northern Illinois was amazing! The Foundation was part of the drive to fund that building. The Foundation has also supported therapy by finding grants for equipment, programs for neonatal development within the NICU, and for continuing education.โ€
 
If youโ€™ve considered donating, but arenโ€™t sure where to begin, Tricia wants you to know that it is simple and a great way to support the future! โ€œDonating is easy. You decide the amount and the frequency. Its a great way of keeping your home looking good, working well and ready for the next generation who move in.โ€
 
Thank you for your dedication to the growth of UW Health SwedishAmerican and supporting our commitment to providing remarkable health care right here, close to home. โค๏ธ

Welcome Dr. Scott Reid!๐Ÿฉบ Dr. Reid has joined our team of board-certified vascular surgeons based in Rockford. From basic to comprehensive vascular care - UW Health SwedishAmerican continues to make providing remarkable, local care from top notch providers like Dr. Reid a priority!

Thank you, Dr. Reid, for your support of our patients, our community and SwedishAmerican Health Foundation. We are grateful for you!Weโ€™re thrilled to announce that Dr. Scott Reid has joined our team of board-certified vascular surgeons based in Rockford. He is a board-certified vascular surgeon with over 20 years of experience caring for patients with leg pain, narrowing of the neck arteries, and aneurysms (enlarged blood vessels) to name a few. From minimally invasive options to complex surgical repairs, Dr. Reid treats a spectrum of vascular disease and thoroughly enjoys helping patients understand all their treatment options.

Heโ€™s lived in Illinois his whole life, so of course heโ€™s an avid Cubs and Bears fan!

If you think you need a vascular surgeon or would like a second opinion for a procedure you're considering, ask your primary care provider for a referral. Learn more: uw.health/4bx5eex
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Welcome Dr. Scott Reid!๐Ÿฉบ Dr. Reid has joined our team of board-certified vascular surgeons based in Rockford. From basic to comprehensive vascular care - UW Health SwedishAmerican continues to make providing remarkable, local care from top notch providers like Dr. Reid a priority! 

Thank you, Dr. Reid, for your support of our patients, our community and SwedishAmerican Health Foundation. We are grateful for you!
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