Comprehensive Heart Failure Center

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Critical to creating a truly world-class center for cardiovascular care at Swedish is the creation of a comprehensive center that specifically addresses and coordinates all aspects of care for patients with heart failure.

Heart failure is often a chronic, long-term disease that affects five million people in the U.S. – 40,000 in the Puget Sound area alone. Unlike other forms of heart disease, the incidence rates for heart failure in this country are rising.

A $1.5 million grant from the John L. Locke Jr. Charitable Trust created the cornerstone for the $5 million in philanthropic gifts that Swedish hopes to raise in support of the comprehensive Heart Failure Center on its Cherry Hill Campus.

Strategic goals for the new Center include:

  • Integrating heart failure care throughout the Swedish network
  • Establishing a heart failure research program
  • Expanding preventative and wellness strategies
  • Providing quick access to innovative treatments and heart failure specialists for emergency departments

Join us in enhancing the quality of care of those suffering from heart failure in our community by making a gift to support the new Comprehensive Heart Failure Center:

“It has become increasingly clear that the most effective care for heart failure patients happens in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary environment. Care for these patients is most successful in programs that provide both appropriate, coordinated treatment and ongoing disease management support. And that’s what the new Heart Failure Center will provide.” - Howard Lewis, M.D., Executive Director, Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute