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 long since outgrown its allotted space and 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. The lack of a single state-of-the-art facility has also hampered efforts to expand the research program and to fully realize the potential benefits of the UW Medicine partnership in the area of cancer care.
The Cancer Center will be located on two dedicated floors of a new building on the Valley campus, which will have an adjacent seven-story parking complex. 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 to specialists at UW Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
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. Consolidating cancer services into a unified space and providing expanded services will ensure that everyone in South King County has access to first-rate cancer care without the commute to Seattle. Excitement about the project is building among local and regional institutions, foundations, and private philanthropists, and we have launched a $10 million private fundraising effort to support this $60 million project. We invite you to join in and invest in a healthier future for an entire community—a community that increasingly reflects the vibrancy and diversity of our country, 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.