SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Medical Center announced today that it has received an unrestricted $100,000 gift from nationally known shareholder advocate Evelyn Y. Davis and the Evelyn Y. Davis Foundation. Since establishing her Foundation in 1989, Davis – who is from Washington, D.C. – has now made significant donations across the country to leading medical centers, nationally prominent universities, and various arts organizations.
"An unrestricted gift of this magnitude from a philanthropist such as Evelyn Y. Davis is a great vote of confidence in support of our organization," said Don Theophilus, Executive Director of the Swedish Medical Center Foundation. "We are extremely grateful to Evelyn for her generosity, which will have a very positive impact on the healthcare of this region."
Swedish will use the generous gift for priority projects. In recognition of the significant donation, Swedish is installing a plaque in the main waiting area of its First Hill campus Emergency Department.
A shareholder in more than 80 corporations, Davis has been attending shareholder meetings since 1960. She began her investment career with securities inherited from her father and is the editor of Highlights and Lowlights, a corporate newsletter dealing with corporate governance and related financial issues.
Established in 1910, Swedish has grown over the last 100 years to become the largest, most comprehensive non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It is comprised of four hospital campuses, a freestanding emergency department and ambulatory care center in Issaquah, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services, and the Swedish Physician Division – a network of more than 40 primary-care and specialty clinics located throughout the Puget Sound area. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as cardiovascular care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, pediatric specialties, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit www.swedish.org.
SOURCE Swedish Medical Center