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Swedish Medical Center Collects Hygiene Items for Englewood Families

Swedish Medical Center partners with Englewood Schools to provide needed supplies to homeless and at-risk students.

Swedish Medical Center Collects Hygiene Items for Englewood Families
Englewood, CO, November 17, 2018 --( What: From now until December 14, Swedish Medical Center nurses, physicians, families and friends will be collecting hygiene kit supplies to give to students in need—and they’re asking for your help too.

“The holidays represent time to relax and enjoy family and friends. For some of our homeless and at-risk families, this is unfortunately not a reality,” said Becky Manning, Englewood Schools homeless liaison. “We like to be able to help in ways that allow families to spend more time on things that are important to them. Basic needs may be a struggle, and resources such as hygiene kits are always appreciated.”

With a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians, Swedish Medical Center hopes they can gather enough supplies to help many families within the community. “I know it seems small, but we hope our effort to provide these items will help our students and families have a warmer holiday season this year,” said Theresa Lelong, Assistant Director of Employee Health and Wellness at Swedish Medical Center.

Items will be collected in the main lobby of Swedish Medical Center and distributed to Englewood Schools at the end of December.

November 15, 2018- December 14, 2018
Bring all donations to:
501 East Hampden Ave.
Englewood, CO 80113
Main lobby visitor desk

Items Needed:
Small/travel size:
· Shampoo
· Conditioner
· Body wash/soap
· Lotion
· Toothpaste/toothbrush
· Deodorant
· Band aids
· Chapstick
· Hair brush/comb
· Wash cloth
· Small packages of laundry detergent pods
Additional items needed:
· Student sized backpacks in solid colors
· Socks

More Infomation
For more information please call (303) 788-5909

About Swedish
Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the south Denver metro area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at
Contact Information
Swedish Medical Center
Kara Hamersky
(303) 817-5708

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