Cardiac Cares Capital Campaign
The Skagit Regional Health Foundation’s Cardiac Cares Capital Campaign has raised nearly $5 million to purchase innovative diagnostic imaging equipment for the Skagit Regional Health Heart and Vascular Institute’s cardiac catheterization labs.
This $3 million campaign goal was the second most ambitious fundraising initiative in the Foundation’s 35-year history. While the campaign was initially scheduled to continue through 2024, an anonymous gift of $3 million, presented this past October by a couple who receives care at Skagit Valley Hospital, secured the completion of the campaign. This gave the Foundation the ability to donate significantly more to this important patient care project.
What does this mean for our patients and providers?
For patients who experience heart disease, unusual heart rhythms or vascular issues, the cardiac catheterization lab is a likely destination where interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists and interventional radiologists provide advancements in diagnosis and treatment.
These important modernizations in equipment and facility will increase the access and availability of quality cardiac care for emergent and planned procedures. The catheterization labs have seen an increase in the number of procedures, treating more than 3600 patients from 15 different zip codes in 2021.
“Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have reached a tremendous conclusion to the campaign and we are so grateful,” said Linda Frizzell, Executive Director of the Skagit Regional Health Foundation.