Posted November 01, 2019 11:53:58Seattle Grace Hospital has been a part of the local community for nearly 200 years.
It’s been the location of some of the nation’s most celebrated medical discoveries, and was also a hospital in the 1940s and ’50s when the city was under siege from the Japanese during World War II.
Today, the hospital is one of the largest in the world, with more than a quarter million beds, and it is part of Seattle’s Puget Sound region.
We are working hard to build a new community hospital in Seattle that will continue to be a premier provider of quality healthcare in the Pacific Northwest.
To help make that happen, we need your help.
Here’s what you can do to help St. John’s hospital continue to thrive and improve over the coming years.
Read More: What You Can Do Seattle Grace is located at the heart of the Puget Valley, between Seattle and Vancouver.
In the summer of 2019, Seattle Grace was closed due to a series of structural and other challenges.
Our staff has been hard at work rebuilding our facilities.
The hospital has reopened and we are in the process of opening new rooms, expanding our services, and improving our equipment and supplies.
St. Johns Hospital has also experienced significant change.
It was a once-thriving health care facility that operated on the margins of the city for decades.
Today its nearly 90 percent occupancy rate is more than 50 percent, and its main campus has grown into the largest health care complex in the city.
However, it’s also been a hard-fought battle to survive financially, and St Johns’ mission is to serve the needs of our residents and families.
In addition, St. Jude Hospital is facing an acute shortage of beds and supplies that could result in significant staffing shortages.
We know that our patients need more care than we are providing and that our hospital is a vital component of the health care system of the Pacific northwest.
In 2019, St Johns was the first hospital in Puget Strait to be designated a disaster site, and we will continue working with local and federal officials to ensure that St. Joseph’s remains in safe hands.
Here are a few ways you can help St John’s.
The first step is to support the hospital by contributing to its fund-raising efforts.
St Johns Hospital is one-of-a-kind in that it has its own fundraising efforts that are a direct response to its historic financial challenges.
To make a contribution to St. Joses fund-raiser, you can call (206) 787-3330 or write to St Johns Hospitals Fundraiser by mail, check or money order, payable to St Johns Hospital.
We appreciate your contribution.
Our financial difficulties are unprecedented in Pugets medical history.
But we are working to improve.
This includes making major investments in our hospital equipment and staffing, and upgrading our facilities to improve patient care.
We have also invested heavily in our medical education program and are planning to launch an all-new medical school in 2019.
The next steps for St Johns are to continue to improve our facilities and staffing and provide a high-quality care to our patients and their families.
Our commitment to our community and our patients is unwavering.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are also asking that you consider making a donation to St Jude’s.
If you have any questions about donating to St Joes fund-raise, please contact our office at 206-769-2512 or by email at [email protected]
You can also contact us directly at 206.769.2512.
We will also be offering free health care services to anyone who has an income of less than $100,000, as well as low-income residents who need help with their medical care needs.
Please call (800) 936-2840 to learn more.
Our goal is to provide a secure and affordable healthcare environment for our patients, our employees and our community members.
Thank you for your time and support.
St John’S Hospital Foundation and St. James Health will also help us reach out to people who are in need through its website, Stjushealth.org and its social media pages.
We ask that you help us continue to expand St.
Johns health care and continue to serve our community.
We thank you again for your help and will do everything in our power to meet our obligations.
Sincerely, The Board of Directors