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THE FIRLAND FOUNDATION: ITS HISTORY, EVOLUTION, AND MISSION SLIDESHOW WILL PLAY IN 30 SECONDS
The Firland TB Sanatorium grew into a modern facility with the financial support from the city and county (under construction at right) The Firland Foundation traces its roots to the Firland Tuberculosis (TB) Sanatorium, initially a cottage sanatorium established in North Seattle in (at left)
Firland was one of many sanatoria that were created to meet the needs of TB patients in Washington State. Firland is number 9 on the map to the right.
The Firland TB Sanatorium figured prominently in the lives of Seattle area residents. Life at Firland (called The Pines in her book) was immortalized in Betty McDonalds non-fictional account of her treatment there entitled The Plague and I.
In this era, TB affected 1 out of 5 people and was considered to be incurable. The best hope for many patients was the strict regimen of rest therapy, nutrition, and fresh air provided by specialized TB sanatoria. Residence in TB sanatoria also helped to prevent spread from infectious patients to others in the community.
More rigorous therapies were provided at Firland and other TB sanatoria. The photo at the right depicts a patient receiving a therapeutic pneumothorax at Firland. Patients also underwent thoracoplasty, lung resection, and other aggressive procedures in an attempt to control their TB.
From the earliest days, the Firland TB Sanatorium incorporated recreational therapy into the treatment regimen. Patients in the photo to the left are working in the Arts & Crafts Workshop. Items made were sold in the Firland store and used to support the program.
The staff at the Firland TB Sanatorium worked hard (above, in the laundry) and played hard (at left, swimming at Echo Lake)
Growing demand for bed space exceeded the capacity of the original Firland campus, and the sanatorium was moved to the old naval hospital site in Shoreline (shown at left). Firland continued to serve as a major teaching hospital for the UW.
By the 1960s, new and improved medical treatments for tuberculosis made prolonged institutionalization unnecessary. In 1973 the last TB patient left the Firland Sanatorium (at left) and the facility was closed.
Fortunately, the traditions of the Firland Workshop were carried onnow as the Firland Sheltered Workshop Foundation, employing handicapped workers in the construction of aerospace components.
The Firland Foundation Mission Part 1 Firland Foundations mission is to provide employment for people with disabilities in the production and finishing of machined parts, and to offer its employees the opportunity to be self- supporting so that they may lead productive and independent lives.
Workers operating machine tools at the Firland Sheltered Workshop
Boeing commercial airplane components produced at the Firland Sheltered Workshop
The Firland Foundation Mission Part 2 Income from the Workshop provides the resources for grant making. This funds grants directed toward research studies, clinical projects, educational programs, and advocacy efforts intended to improve the management and control of tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases.
Overview of Grants Program The Firland Foundation awards grants supporting work related to tuberculosis (TB) and other chronic respiratory diseases. Our grant activities are focused on these areas: Community-Based Grants A primary funding focus of the Firland Foundation is community health projects, education, and advocacy programs related to TB. Our goal is to support innovative TB programs that have a direct impact on those who are underserved and affected by or at risk for TB infection.Community-Based Grants
Overview of Grants Program Research Grants The Firland Foundation also supports small investigator-initiated basic or clinical research projects in the field of tuberculosis or other chronic respiratory diseases. Our goal is to support early phase or pilot research that will in the long-term lead to a sustainable impact.Research Grants see www.firland.org for more informationwww.firland.org