County OKs $800K grant for Marshall Cancer Center |

County OKs $800K grant for Marshall Cancer Center

El Dorado County’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an $800,000 grant for Marshall Medical Center to expand the availability of its cancer treatment services for county residents.

The grant will be included in the county’s 2014-15 budget.

Funding comes from two sources: $480,000 from the Tobacco Settlement Fund, as designated for health-related expenditures, and $320,000 in economic development funding from transient occupant tax revenues.

Money is limited to paying for building, renovation, construction or the purchase of new equipment. The cancer center will be located in Cameron Park.

An agenda item for the grant was brought before the Board of Supervisors by Supervisor Ron Briggs.

“This is an excellent and compassionate investment for El Dorado County,” Briggs said in a press statement. “The Marshall Cancer Center will serve as a life-save for cancer patients and their families who face hardships transporting their loved ones long distance to get adequate cancer treatment.”

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