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Local cancer center expansion plan gets boost

October 9th, 2017 - 05:30 am

SEQUIM- The Olympic Medical Center Foundation presented a check of over $43,000 to OMC last week, for the expansion of it’s Cancer Center in Sequim. The donation came as a result of several gifts, including those of Phil and Linda Walker of Sequim, The Sound Community Bank Foundation, and Team McAleer at REMAX Prime. The Foundation has now given $318,000 towards the expansion, based on gifts from 175 donors. KONP asked Executive Director Bruce Skinner about the timeline for the expansion project:

 

The expansion will include additional exam space, a larger pharmacy, more infusion and chair space, and a patient education area. Planned fundraisers for the project are still in the works:

 

The number of patient visits at the Center has grown by 157 percent over the last ten years, and even more growth is expected in the future. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the number of new cancer cases in the U.S. will increase by 45 percent in that time.

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