April 2016

Receiving blanket drive to support new moms in need


Warmth, comfort and security – a receiving blanket can provide so much for newborns in their first few days of life. Unfortunately, many new moms who deliver at Swedish Covenant Hospital have limited resources and can’t afford a receiving blanket.

This Mother’s Day, please consider a donation of $3 to provide one new mom in need with a receiving blanket that she can wrap her newborn baby in when going home from the hospital. Your gift will provide a new mom with the ability to calm her newborn with a swaddle and to provide warmth and preserve caloric intake for weight gain during the first few fragile days of life.

Each year, more than 2,000 babies start their lives at Swedish Covenant Hospital; 60 percent of their mothers are low-income. As a non-profit hospital serving one of the most diverse communities in the city, Swedish Covenant Hospital relies on the support of friends to fund initiatives to meet the unique needs of our patients.

Will you help to provide a warm and secure start for our community’s newest members?

Click here to donate now!

If you would like to donate new or unused receiving blankets you may drop them off between May 1 and May 21 in the Galter Medical Pavilion Lobby, Galter LifeCenter Entrance and the 3rd floor lobby in the Main Building.

Thank you for your generosity!


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SCH forms new residency partnership


We would like to share some exciting news regarding the Family Medicine residency programs at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

We are happy to announce that we have finalized a partnership with McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Erie Family Health and Swedish Covenant Hospital to be a training site for McGaw’s family medicine residency program based in Humboldt Park.

Swedish Covenant Hospital is excited to partner with a major medical academic center and Erie Family Health to help train the next generation of family physicians who will continue to provide high quality medical care and services to local communities. This academic partnership builds on our established relationships for other programs with St. Georges University of London and Midwestern University.

We are happy to add to our training programs to provide these family medicine residents with broad training on a range of advanced technology and procedures in the hospital environment needed for caring for community members. This new program will be in addition to our current family medicine residency program. We anticipate full implementation will take place within a year.

This new partnership is a testament to our medical training environment and I would like to thank everyone here at Swedish Covenant Hospital for your continuous efforts to provide world-class care to the community and exceptional training experiences for our medical residents.

These accomplishments illustrate the strength of our medical education environment, and we continue to look forward to providing excellent training here at Swedish Covenant Hospital for the next generation of physicians to serve our community.

Click here to learn more about residency training at Swedish Covenant Hospital.

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