FOR: Marshall Foundation
P.O. Box 1996
Placerville, CA 95667 530-642-9984
CONTACT: Karen Good, CFRM, CNEL
DATE: July 1, 2014
Marshall Medical Cancer Center Campaign Gets Boost from County Funding
Marshall Medical Center’s ongoing campaign to expand and consolidate
cancer services in Cameron Park got a boost in June thanks to the El Dorado
County Board of Supervisors approving $800,000 to further the cause. Marshall
Foundation for Community Health will continue to seek an additional $600,000
in community support toward additional phases of the Center.
The green light for the Marshall Cancer Center specifies that the funds
be limited to the building, renovation, construction and/or purchase of
new equipment. The Center will be located in Cameron Park and will bring
advanced cancer treatment to the county as well as new jobs.
The Cancer Center project will:
- reconfigure the existing 8,440-square-foot building in Cameron Park;
- relocate off-site cancer services to this convenient, consolidated location;
- expand key services and treatment areas;
- purchase a PET/CT scanner and state-of-the-art mammography equipment for
diagnostic purposes; and
- install a linear accelerator for patient treatment.
Key aspects of the Center were explained by Karen Good, campaign director
and Executive Director of Marshall Foundation for Community Health. “Placing
the Cancer Resource Center more central to patient care is a big piece
of this,” Good explains. “Additionally, a corridor to Radiation
Oncology will simplify the traffic flow of staff as they treat patients.
A healing garden is also planned to provide a place of rest, solace and
comfort for those who visit the Center. The garden would be comprised
of foliage known for its healing qualities with ambling paths, outdoor
seating and soothing water features to provide a natural retreat for patients
All of this will enhance Marshall Medical Center’s ability to provide
the latest, state of the art cancer care locally so our patients aren't
traveling far distances, which is so important, especially when undergoing
radiation or chemotherapy treatment.
Resources for cancer patients on the Western Slope of El Dorado County
are numerous. Those needing transportation to cancer services are offered,
free of charge, the assistance of a volunteer driver through the Hope.
Healing. Here. vehicle donated by Thompson’s Auto and Truck Center
in Placerville. No charge mammograms are offered through the Janet Nachtman
Fund at Marshall Foundation to any person who cannot afford the screening.
To access these and other resources available, contact the Cancer Resource
Center at 530-672-7050.
Chaired by Jim and Maureen Carter as well as Barbara Ashwill, the Cancer
Campaign Cabinet is excited to include everyone in the community in this
vital project that seeks philanthropic support to ease the journey for
our cancer patients. To learn more about the campaign, contact Marshall
Foundation at 530-642-9984.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 board certified physicians and 1,500
employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 175,000 residents
of El Dorado County. Marshall Foundation for Community Health was established
in 1974 to assist Marshall Medical Center and the community in providing
needed resources to keep its community healthier. For further information,
please contact Executive Director Karen Good at 530- 642-9984 or email
email@example.com to discuss how you can help with this vital