Better Cancer Care, Close to Home
A cancer diagnosis is frightening for anyone. Among the questions that patients and their families wrestle with is how to find the best care and whether that care is accessible to them. For many residents of South King County, traveling to Seattle for cancer care is simply not an option—especially for frequent appointments or for infusion treatments that can last several hours per session. Even those who can afford the time and transportation costs are better served when they can get treatment closer to home, at an institution they know and trust, with family and friends by their side.
Valley has built a strong cancer care program that has significantly outgrown its current capacity and out of necessity is scattered throughout the Valley campus. Care coordination has become increasingly difficult, with providers located in different areas of the hospital and in separate clinics; patients have to experience the added stress of going to multiple locations on campus for their testing, care, and treatment. A single facility will provide more research opportunities, better caregiver collaboration, ease of patient stress and an improved experience.
The Cancer Center will be located on two dedicated floors of the recently completed East Pavilion on the Valley campus, which has complementary parking in the adjacent seven-story parking complex and direct access to appointments and care via The Bridge of HOPE. When the center is complete, it will offer cutting-edge cancer care in one central location, with only the rarest and most complex cases being referred elsewhere.
Join the Campaign for Valley’s New Cancer Center
Our campaign for the new Cancer Center builds on Valley’s financial strength, legacy of trust within the community, and reputation for delivering compassionate care. Our community takes tremendous pride in having an excellent hospital close to home that provides exceptional services to address any medical need. Cancer is the leading cause of death within our public hospital district, so consolidating and expanding cancer services is critical.
Already having made significant progress on the new facility, we are now launching our next phase of the project, a $17 million campaign to complete the 3rd floor of the Center (link)
We invite you to join in and invest in a healthier future for an entire community—a community that reflects increasing vibrancy and diversity, as well as the challenges of population growth and economic disparities. Donors who share our vision of an innovative cancer center for South King County residents are stepping forward to make this a reality. Join them!