Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation recently welcomed three new board members. Learn more about what inspires them to support Swedish Covenant Hospital.
Barbara Johnson has seen Swedish Covenant Hospital change and grow in the 30 years she has lived in the neighborhood. She realizes the importance of the hospital, providing much needed services close to home, and serving as an economic engine for the community. This inspired Barbara to bring her 30 years of healthcare experience to the Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation board.
“Swedish Covenant Hospital is an important resource, and it is vital that it remains an independent hospital serving the needs of the community,” Barbara said.
Since joining the Foundation board in 2016, Barbara has enjoyed learning more about the clinical offerings at Swedish Covenant Hospital, specifically improvements in the emergency department that will enable Swedish Covenant Hospital to better serve our neighbors. As a member of the board, she hopes to be able to strengthen partnerships between Swedish Covenant Hospital and local businesses.
Before joining the Foundation board earlier in 2017, Julianne Migely was already familiar with Swedish Covenant Hospital as a community member, a patient, a member of Galter LifeCenter and through her work as a healthcare consultant. It was through these multiple avenues that she grew a deep affinity for the hospital.
“I have always felt a strong connection to Swedish Covenant Hospital and I want to see it succeed,” Julianne said. “I think it plays a critical role in the community.”
Julianne appreciates the excellent care delivered by Swedish Covenant Hospital physicians, and its innovative programs and leading-edge technology.
“Swedish Covenant Hospital is a strong example that you don’t need to go far for your care,” she said.
As a member of the Foundation board, Julianne hopes to help Swedish Covenant Hospital fulfill its mission to provide compassionate care by being a good steward of where Foundation funds are allocated. In addition, she hopes to build awareness of the hospital and is services.
Laura Zung became acquainted with Swedish Covenant Hospital professionally through her position as CEO of the Lancaster Health Group, which owns and operates skilled nursing facilities including Fairmont Care, located within blocks of the hospital. She believes Swedish Covenant Hospital shares the same values as Fairmont Care – to provide excellent community-based care to a diverse patient population. Over the years, Fairmont Care has supported Swedish Covenant Hospital with quality patient care, the Annual Benefit Gala, Summer Social bike helmet give-away, and other community based initiatives.
“As a neighborhood hospital, Swedish Covenant Hospital does good work in a tough health care environment,” Laura said. “As one of the last and strongest independent hospitals in the city, I want to see Swedish thrive and continue on for another 150 years, because the hospital provides a really valuable service to our community.”
More recently, she formed a personal connection with the hospital when her father was a patient. She is delighted to report that her father received high-quality, personalized care and he’s now a regular patient of Swedish Covenant Hospital physicians.
Laura believes that the Foundation’s support of the hospital’s mission is important, and successful collaboration between the two will greatly impact patient care.