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CICU Campaign Receives Significant Donation

April 01, 2015

The Avista Foundation Supports Providence CICU Campaign with $100,000 Gift


  • Providence Health Care Foundation
    Joyce M. Cameron
    Chief Development Officer
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Spokane, WA—The Avista Foundation has made a $100,000 philanthropic investment in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit expansion and modernization project at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

“Avista has been making a difference our community for over 125 years – almost as long as Providence,” said Joyce M. Cameron, chief development officer, Providence Health Care Foundation. “We are so grateful for their generous gift, which will help ensure Spokane remains at the forefront of cardiac excellence for decades to come.”

The gift, which will be paid over five years, will be matched by Providence Health Care Foundation. One of the wings of the new unit will be named “The Avista Wing.”

“Avista is committed to enhancing the economic vitality and quality of life in the communities we serve. Quality health care is a big part of that,” said Dennis Vermillion, president of Avista Utilities and Avista Foundation board member. “We are pleased to support this much-needed update and expansion, which will allow Sacred Heart to continue to care for even the most complex cardiac conditions, close to home.”

Providence Health Care Foundation is in the midst of a community-wide fundraising campaign to support the project. The foundation will raise $2 million – 10 percent of the cost of the project. The balance will be paid for through capital budget. 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. phc.org/giving

About Avista Foundation

The Avista Foundation was established in 2002 with the objective of making a difference in our communities in a positive and sustainable way. It is not funded from customers’ energy bills. Since its founding, the Avista Foundation has made grants totaling more than $3 million. The foundation focuses its giving in the areas of education - particularly in the fields of science, math and technology and scholarships; vulnerable and limited income populations, providing assistance to those on limited incomes and support for initiatives to reduce poverty; and economic and cultural vitality, supporting projects that help communities and citizens to grow and prosper. avistafoundation.com

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