Funding for Marshall Cancer Center Approved
Board of Supervisors authorizes grant funding agreement
June 10, 2014
(Placerville, CA)— The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors approved directing the Chief Administrative Officer to develop a grant funding agreement with Marshall Medical Center to expand the availability of cancer treatment services to county residents. The $800,000 grant funding will be included in the County’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget process. Funding for the Marshall Cancer Center will come from:
- The 10 percent annual Tobacco Settlement Fund revenues as designated per Ordinance 4585 for health-related expenditures ($480,000)
- Economic development funding through the transient occupancy tax revenue funds including a refund of any Marshall Hospital building permit fees ($320,000)
The green light for the Marshall Cancer Center specifies that funds be limited to the building, renovation, construction, and/or the purchase of new equipment. The Center will be located in Cameron Park and bring advanced cancer treatment to the county as well as new jobs. The agenda item was brought forth by Supervisor Ron Briggs.
“This is an excellent and compassionate investment for El Dorado County,” said Supervisor Briggs. “The Marshall Cancer Center will serve as a life-saver for cancer patients and their families who face hardships transporting their loved ones long distance to get adequate cancer treatment.”
Along with improving quality of life, the new cancer center could also serve to attract new employers to the county who evaluate potential locations partly based on the availability of state-of-the-art medical facilities.
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