Watch video: Swedish's commitment to equity is closing health-care gaps

November 30, 2023 Swedish Communications

In this article: 

  • Watch a recent KING 5 special highlighting Providence Swedish's health equity work. 
  • Swedish is leading the way in dismantling long-existing systemic health-care inequities. 
  • Featured were Swedish's LGBTQI+ Program; our JUST Birth Network; and our health investments in our Asian, Latino, immigrant and refugee, and unhoused communities. 

At Swedish, we believe that every single person is entitled to the same high-quality, compassionate care, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, or age. We are committed to building an inclusive environment dedicated to the health and well-being of every Swedish patient, visitor and caregiver. 

A recent special presentation on Seattle's KING 5 featured Swedish's health equity leadership and highlighted several initiatives at Swedish that are helping close the health-care gaps in underserved communities. 

The KING 5 special included Swedish caregivers discussing what health equity work looks like in practice and how it is changing patients' lives. Chief Health Equity Officer, Nwando Anyaoku, M.D., emphasized the centrality of trust to health equity work and the ways benefits of equitable, accessible health-care for every patient and society as a whole. Featured were Swedish's LGBTQI+ Program; our JUST Birth Network; and Swedish's community health investments in our Asian, Latino, immigrant and refugee, and unhoused communities. 

Learn more and find a doctor

If you have concerns about your health or it’s time for a check-up, it’s important to see a primary care provider. Whether you require an in-person visit or want to consult a doctor virtually, you have options. Swedish Virtual Care connects you face-to-face with a nurse practitioner who can review your symptoms, provide instruction and follow up as needed. If you need to find a doctor, you can use our provider directory.

Join our Patient and Family Advisory Council.

Additional resources

“Health equity starts with honoring the humanity in everyone you meet.” 

Watch video: inviting diverse stories into medicine

Dr. Nwando Anyaoku named first Chief Health Equity Officer

The JUST Birth Network 

Swedish invests in community health

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your health care professional's instructions.

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