Pictured from L-R: David Loud, aide from Congressman Jim McDermott’s office, Richard McGee, M.D. medical oncologist, David Jaffe, chief executive of Swedish/Edmonds and Thomas D. Brown, M.D., MBA, executive director of Swedish Cancer Institute, at the center’s ribbon cutting ceremony.

Swedish is committed to providing seamless, personalized care close to home.  In response to a growing need from the community, Swedish/Edmonds proudly opened a new two-story, 17,102-square-foot outpatient cancer center on April 1, 2013, offering patients in the south Snohomish and north King County areas increased access to medical oncology and infusion (chemotherapy) services.

The new center, located on the southeast end of the Swedish/Edmonds campus, offers patients high-quality and comprehensive medical oncology services through an expanded infusion unit, laboratory, pharmacy, and access to EPIC, Swedish’s electronic medical record system. As a hospital-based department, patients also have access to social work services, support groups, American Cancer Society navigation and resources, financial counseling, genetic counseling, cancer-specific patient education classes, an education/resource wall, and an enhanced ability to participate in clinical trials.

The Swedish Cancer Institute has a longstanding history of bringing high-quality treatments, services and expertise closer to home for people affected by cancer. The facility at Swedish/Edmonds is the newest addition to the Institute’s comprehensive network of community-based cancer centers located throughout the Puget Sound area. Other SCI sites include downtown Seattle (First Hill and Cherry Hill), Ballard, Bellevue, Issaquah and Burien.

As a nonprofit health-care provider, Swedish has welcomed support from the community to help fund a portion of the $10.9 million center. Many generous community and business leaders have united to expand cancer services at Swedish/Edmonds, raising $220,000 for the project.

Philanthropy will continue to play a key role in helping ensure local patients facing a cancer diagnosis have access to the highest quality of care, the best technologies, and a broad spectrum of support services. To learn how you can support the Swedish Cancer Institute at Edmonds, please contact Lindsay Hopkins, assistant director, major gifts, at lindsay.hopkins@swedish.org

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