Chuck and Karen Lytle at the 28th annual Celebrate Swedish Gala (honorary co-chairs of the event)

28th Annual Celebrate Swedish Gala

The 28th annual Celebrate Swedish gala was held on April 27 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The event generated $700,000 for charity care at Swedish and $2.6 million for the new Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns, which opens this summer.

Honorary Chairs
Chuck and Karen Lytle
Dr. Charles and Lisa Simonyi

Committee Chairs
Sarah Everitt
Jessica Jensen Hughes
Tracy Morris

Proceeds from the 2013 Celebrate Swedish Gala supported Swedish’s charity care program which offers free or discounted hospital services for those who cannot afford care, many of whom are underinsured or have no insurance at all. In 2012, Swedish provided more than $35 million in direct charity care alone.

In addition to supporting charity care, the 2013 Fund-A-Need project for Celebrate Swedish 2013 was the new Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns, a unique community resource soon to be located at Swedish/ First Hill. This 5,000 square-foot space will provide an array of care and support services that enable Swedish to provide comprehensive care to mothers and their newborns that continues through the first days and months of a new baby's life.

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