More than 500 hundred people attended the Swedish/Edmonds Imagine Gala, Celebrating Change fund-raising event in mid-November that raised over $420,000 to support the funding of charity care and a major expansion of cancer services at Swedish/Edmonds.
According to a news release issued Monday by Swedish/Edmonds, plans call for a new two-story, medical oncology facility on the hospital’s campus, as well as renovation of the adjacent existing radiation therapy center. The new cancer facility is on schedule to open in 2012.
“All of us, including our doctors, nurses, clinical and administrative staff, are excited to build and expand access to state-of-the-art oncology care and research in the local community,” says Richard McGee, M.D., FACP, an oncologist and hematologist at Swedish/Edmonds and president of Puget Sound Cancer Centers. “The new cancer center and renovation of the existing facility will provide residents living north of Seattle with increased access to cancer medications, new treatment modalities and expanded access to new clinical trials.”
The Campaign for Swedish – the largest fundraising campaign in the Swedish Foundation’s history – has raised more than $84 million to date and has helped fund a wide range of programs and initiatives across Swedish Health Services since it began in 2007. To make a donation to The Campaign for Swedish, please visit campaignforswedish.org. Gifts can be earmarked for activities at Swedish/Edmonds or for a broad range of other needs.