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July 11, 2018
Harrison Auxiliary Makes Generous Gift in Support of Expanded Silverdale Hospital
Gift of $575,000 will support the development of the new Cancer Center, gift shop and cardiovascular services
Bremerton, Washington - The Harrison Medical Center Foundation received a significant gift from the Harrison Auxiliary in the amount of $575,000 to support the development of the new state-of-the-art expansion of CHI Franciscan’s Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale. The foundation plans to honor the gift with the naming of the gift shop and including the auxiliary name in the new Cancer Center, and the cardiovascular area of the new acute care center.
The auxiliary, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary, is comprised of volunteers who are interested in serving CHI Franciscan’s Harrison Medical Center and the local community. Auxiliary members work primarily in support of two retail gift shops within Harrison Medical Center facilities in Bremerton and Silverdale, with net proceeds benefitting special projects and programs.
“Thank you to our auxiliary members for their generous gift, which supports our mission of providing exceptional, high-quality patient care,” said David Schultz, CHI Franciscan’s market president, Peninsula region.
This year, the Harrison Medical Center Foundation is working with local residents and communities in support of the expanded medical center at Silverdale. The not-for-profit organization will reinvest every dollar toward building a world-class institution and providing accessible health care to the entire Kitsap community.
The expansion, scheduled to open in 2020, is a $484 million investment to bring state-of-the-art medical technology and a new acute care center to the Peninsula. With doctors, nurses, surgeons and specialists all in one place, it will provide unprecedented coordinated care for patients.
“The auxiliary members are looking forward to working at the new hospital where we will have more room, plus a changing room for customers. We sell so much clothing that it is sorely needed,” remarked Carol Burk, Harrison Auxiliary Secretary.
Auxiliary members volunteer for four-hour shifts several days a month and are always looking for new members to join them. If interested, please call Pamela Deaton in Volunteer Resources at 360-744-6570 or Diane Lithander, gift shop manager; 360-744-5598.
About CHI Franciscan Health
CHI Franciscan Health is a nonprofit health system based in Tacoma, Washington, with $2.45 billion in total revenue and a team of more than 12,000 doctors, nurses and staff that provide expert, compassionate medical care at eight acute care hospitals and over 200 primary and specialty care clinics in Pierce, King and Kitsap counties. This includes St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton and Silverdale; Highline Medical Center, Burien; and Regional Hospital, Burien. Started in 1891 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, today CHI Franciscan Health is one of the largest health systems in Washington State. The system is comprised of more than 1,200 hospital beds and over 4,000 credentialed providers offering cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics and sports medicine, neurosciences, women’s care and other health care services. CHI Franciscan’s mission focuses on creating healthier communities, including caring for the poor and underserved. In our 2017 fiscal year, the organization provided $188 million in community benefit, including $20 million in charity care. Follow CHI Franciscan on Facebook facebook.com/franciscanhealth, Twitter @FHSHealth and Instagram @franciscanhealth.
About the Harrison Foundation
The Harrison Foundation supports CHI Franciscan providers and staff who provide exceptional care and works to ensure the future of that care. This year, the Harrison Medical Center Foundation is working with local residents and communities in support of the acute care expansion project. The not-for-profit organization will reinvest every dollar in building a world-class institution and providing accessible health care to the entire Kitsap community. Those interested in making a gift or learning more can do so online with the Harrison Foundation.