Support Grows for Spokane CICU Expansion
April 28, 2015
Bank of America Donates $10,000 to Cardiac Project at Sacred Heart
- Providence Health Care Foundation
Joyce M. Cameron
Chief Development Officer
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Spokane, WA—The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 to support the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit expansion and modernization project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. The grant will be matched by Providence Health Care Foundation. In recognition of Bank of America’s support for training and workforce development at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, a classroom in the new unit, which will be used for staff training, will be named after the bank.
“At Bank of America we’re working to connect communities to better economic futures by responding to fundamental issues related to jobs, housing and basic human services,” said Kurt Walsdorf, Bank of America’s Eastern Washington and Idaho president. “Access to quality health care improves the physical and economic health of our region, which is why we chose to invest in this project.”
“We appreciate Bank of America’s support of the CICU project,” said Joyce M. Cameron, chief development officer, Providence Health Care Foundation. “This donation will help ensure Spokane remains at the forefront of cardiac excellence for decades to come.”
Providence Health Care Foundation is in the midst of a community-wide fundraising campaign to support the CICU expansion. The project will improve access to critical care, increase the capacity of critical care beds and increase room size to accommodate modern equipment and care teams. The first phase of the project will be completed in May, with the entire project scheduled for completion in April 2016.
About Providence Health Care Foundation Eastern Washington
Gifts to Providence Health Care Foundation are used to support access to and delivery of world-class health care to families throughout the Inland Northwest, with special concern for the poor and vulnerable. In 2014 the foundation awarded 517 grants totaling more than $4 million to Providence ministries in our region. www.phc.org/giving
About Bank of America
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and on Twitter at @BofA_Community.