Providing a Future for Quality Care

Alice ForsteinAlice Forstein, RN, became a nurse because she was inspired by the story of a young Norwegian girl who became ill while on board a ship bound for the United States. The girl was cared for by a nurse who was so compassionate and kind, she thought of her as an angel. That young girl was Alice's mother, Solveig Engman. Solveig graduated from the Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. Alice and her sister Barbara followed in their mother's footsteps as graduates of the same nursing school.

Alice's journey began in the operating room (OR) at Tacoma General Hospital in 1974. Along the way, she also spent time as nurse recruiter and in the business office as a clinical revenue analyst. Her journey came full circle when she retired in 2014, from the OR where her nursing career began.

One of the things Alice appreciates about her journey is that she was given opportunities to affect outcomes and impact patient care because of her quality nursing education — whether it was at the bedside or in the business office.

Alice has included a gift in her will to the Tacoma General Hospital School of Nursing Education Endowment. In her own words, "I want my kids, grandkids and all future generations to have quality care and the best and smartest people taking care of them, and I want to make education available for nurses to become better at what they do."

Ensure That What You Value Endures

Making a legacy gift is an affordable way to provide meaningful support to a cause that is close to your heart and, like Alice, extend your family values to future generations. Regardless of your income or estate size, you can make a significant investment in healing and a healthy future for your community. You may also qualify for tax benefits.

Contact our gift planning team at 253-403-3093 or to discuss a charitable gift that best meets your family's needs and supports our patients for years to come.