Cymbaluks’ gift to Providence building even better hospital

As Everett’s mayor from 2003 to 2017, I had a unique vantage point to observe the growth and development of our local hospital, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. For decades, the hospital has been at the center of our community’s health care ecosystem, providing outstanding care, saving lives, and ensuring a healthy citizenry.

Today, Providence is one of the jewels of Snohomish County. It is considered one of the best hospitals in the Pacific Northwest and a destination for patients who require advanced care and specialty services. With the recent announcement in The Herald of a major philanthropic gift of $5 million by Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk, the care provided by Providence Everett will, no doubt, be advanced even further (“’Everyday people’ transform care at Providence Everett again,” The Herald, Sept. 20).

As a member of the Providence General Foundation Board, I want to thank the Cymbaluks for their transformational generosity. Their support, and that of other local philanthropists, is helping to build a world-class neurosciences program right here in Snohomish County. In 2019, I was a beneficiary of the program when I underwent robotics back surgery. I am grateful to Providence, and the many people who have invested in the hospital. The Cymbaluks continue a legacy of community support. And it is a gift to us all.

Ray Stephanson


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