The Olympic Medical Center Foundation presented $14,446 to OMC at its board of commissioners meeting on April 17, marked to be used for equipment for the center’s pediatrics clinic and a bladder scanner for radiation oncology at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center in Sequim.
The foundation now has raised more than $1,010,000 to or on behalf of OMC in the past 15 months. Of that, $627,326 went toward the expansion of the cancer center, pushing the total raised during the foundation’s cancer center capital campaign to nearly $1.2 million.
“We reached our goal of $1 million and now we’re raising money to pay for equipment that will be needed as a result of the expansion,” foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner said.
OMC officially broke ground for the cancer center expansion last week, which is scheduled to be completed by early January of next year.
Skinner also pointed out that in addition to the $868,953 that has been presented at commissioners meetings for all donations in the past 15 months, another $141,225 has been donated on behalf of OMC for items that the foundation has paid directly. That included donations to the Peninsula College nursing program, books for the children’s clinic, funds for hospital emergency transfers, physician retention, home health, and scholarships for high school and college students pursuing careers in medicine.
Persons interested in more information or in making a donation can call the OMC Foundation office at 360-417-7144 or by emailing email@example.com.
“We hope that many local people will become a part of our fundraising efforts,” Skinner said. “It’s an opportunity for people to leave a lasting legacy and 100 percent of the monies raised will go toward the project. There are also naming rights opportunities.”