SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system that serves 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. As part of its community building efforts, the hospital has supported the replacement of substandard dwellings with Habitat for Humanity homes, financed the building of a new playground, provided 50/50 matching grants for home improvement projects, and established an employee homeownership assistance program for homes bought within a 6-block radius of the hospital, which includes a $5,000, five-year forgivable grant ($10,000 for low-income employees) to employees in good standing.

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