Impact Stories

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Grateful patients and families transforming healthcare at EvergreenHealth Monroe

2017-2018: NEW! Cancer Center Opened in January 2019

Renovated Cancer Center Floor – Community Goal $200,000

The 2018 Blue Jeans & Boots Gala was just the beginning to bring a top of the line cancer services to serve our Sky Valley Community.  Funds raised through the Gala and through the support of multiple major donors a new Cancer Center opened its doors to see its first patients in January of 2019. New flooring, paint, furniture, state-of-the-art infusion chairs, a new cancer resource room and nutrition center were all apart of this large endeavor to create a warm, welcoming, and healing location for patients to receive their treatment. In addition, the cancer team has partnered Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a leader in cancer treatment in the Puget Sound area. The Cancer Center boast two SCCA physicians who bring world class treatments and research to Monroe without the long commutes patients would have typically endured. A full-time nurse navigator and oncology nurse helps patients through their treatment program and advocates for them to find solutions to any barriers or issues that may arise.

We look forward to continue to partner with our community to work together to improve the health and well-being of every life we touch.

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2016-2017: Annual Fund Project

3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography Equipment – Community Goal $200,000

We are pleased the 2016 Blue Jeans & Boots Gala will support the purchase of a 3-D Tomosynthesis Mammography Unit for the EvergreenHealth Monroe’s Breast Center.  This will be the first important step towards providing an integrated breast health program for Monroe offering the technology to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.

In 2015 we became affiliated with EvergreenHealth Kirkland who was the one of first medical centers to offer this technology in Washington and the Mobile Mammography Coach was the first mobile unit west of the Mississippi.  We are expanding their well respected breast center program to the Monroe community who deserves this partnership and the best technology available in a permanent location for the resident of east Snohomish County.

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2015-2016: Annual Fund Project

The Recovery Center – Goal $150,000

Established in 1973, the Recovery Center is a freestanding center adjacent to EvergreenHealth Monroe, a public hospital district serving East Snohomish County.  The Center provides inpatient drug and alcohol treatment for approximately 750 patients each year.  The only facility of its kind in Snohomish County, the Recovery Center is known for excellence in working with complex medical cases and receives referrals from all over the Washington State as well the Northwest Region.

For the patient The Recovery Center is a comprehensive chemical dependency program that delivers recovery-based treatment in a healing environment.  Chemical and alcohol dependency care includes Medical care provided by board certified providers, patients are overseen by an American Board of Addiction Medicine certified physician, and an experienced, compassionate 24-hour nursing and counseling staff.  Care is centered on the patient and respects each individual’s rights, dignity, and needs.

The physical improvements made to the building will improve our patient safety and security, create a more effective infection control platform, and will create a respectful, healthy environment in which we can honor the achievements of each patient.

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Past Projects supported by community donations

  • Cardiac Heart Monitors
  • New Passenger Van for the Recovery Center
  • Emergency Room Call Center System
  • Diabetes Education Classes
  • Fetal Monitors
  • Cancer Patient Comfort Care
  • CPR Education Mannequins
  • Scope Washer (Peri Op Department)
  • Teddy Bears for ACU Children
  • Valley to Valley Fire Relief Fund
  • New Doppler Machines for the MSTU & CCU units
  • Stop the Bleed Program