As part of this year's celebration of Tết, or Vietnamese New Lunar Year, at the Seattle Center, Providence Swedish caregivers supported an annual health fair with free screenings, services and an educational booth.
Tết is one of the most important celebrations in Vietnamese culture and marks the arrival of spring on the Vietnamese calendar. So, it was only fitting that Providence Swedish caregivers supported the Jan. 14 event with a health fair and services supporting renewal, health and wellness.
The health fair welcomed over 400 participants; for many, whose time is constrained by work and family commitments or other barriers like language or finances, it was a rare opportunity to receive an annual checkup. Come 50 people rolling up their sleeves for flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Also available were blood pressure and glucose testing, eye exams, osteoporosis and hepatitis screenings and resources and referral for aging, disability and early childhood education services.
Among the hundreds who attended the health fair were several Tết in Seattle staff members, who spent the day giving back to their community and we able to take care of own health. For more information about Tết and Seattle's annual celebration, visit tetinseattle.org.
About Providence Swedish
Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care.