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Women's Imaging Capital Campaign

Mar 11, 2019

Your mother, your wife, your sister, your daughter, you. The statistics are hard to ignore. One in eight women will get a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime.

The American Cancer Society estimates there were 6,000 new breast cancer diagnoses in Washington State in 2017, and in that same year, Skagit Regional Health’s Cancer Care Center treated 224 women for breast cancer.

The good news is that breast cancer is highly treatable when diagnosed early. The best in diagnostic breast imaging improves the accuracy of early detection and allows for effective and less toxic treatment.

breaking ground on imaging center

With that goal in mind, Skagit Regional Health, in a trusted partnership with Skagit Radiology is creating a Women’s Imaging Center in a new, modern facility with sophisticated imaging technology. The Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation is honored to be a part of this project and has committed to raising $2 million to assist in making the Women’s Imaging Center inside of the Skagit Imaging Pavilion a reality.

The $2 million will allow the acquisition of:

  • Three digital breast Tomosynthesis 3-D mammography units
  • Three ultrasound units
  • One Stereotactic biopsy table
  • One CT Scanner
  • One state-of-the-art MRI unit with breast coil

This new imaging center will create a convenient facility for comprehensive breast cancer detection and treatment.

The capital campaign is off to a great start, having raised a significant portion of the funds already. The Foundation Board of Trustees and staff are indebted to many generous donors for the amazing support already shown for this project.

breaking ground for the imaging center

We invite you to join us in making a gift to this important campaign! A gift of any size is meaningful.

Donate online or Mail your gift to:
Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 1376
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Attn: Linda Frizzell