Project Access Northwest executive director Gary Renville and CellNetix CEO Kathleen Fondren at the Strike Down Barriers to Health Care event

In this guest column by CellNetix, we explore the decade-long partnership between our two organizations. Since 2009, CellNetix has provided pathology-related services to Project Access Northwest at no cost.

A guest column by CellNetix

This year marks the decade-long partnership between CellNetix and Project Access Northwest. Since 2009, CellNetix has provided pathology-related services to Project Access Northwest at no cost. Most recently, CellNetix was proud to be the premier sponsor at the 2018 Strike Down Barriers to Health Care event, which raised $93,600 thanks to many generous donors.

CellNetix is dedicated to giving back and is committed to the health and wellness of the people we serve and places where we live and work. Partnering with Project Access Northwest was an easy decision for CellNetix, as its mission of opening doors to health care for all individuals with limited access aligns with our own mission of providing excellence in patient care — every diagnosis, every day. Kathleen Fondren, chief executive officer of CellNetix, commented: “We know that excellence in patient care must first start with access to quality health care, and we are proud to support Project Access Northwest, which works hard to make quality health care a reality for underserved patients throughout our region. We hope to continue a lasting partnership for many more years to come.”

“Project Access Northwest is grateful for its partnership with CellNetix,” says Melissa Johnson, deputy executive director of Project Access Northwest. “The support of CellNetix doctors have made our services even more valuable and efficient as patients arrive at their specialist visits having their labs and pathology complete. Donating financially and through its services to our patient population allows us to remove barriers that our patients face in accessing health care. Additionally, continued support of our annual events allows us to share our mission and reach a wider audience, which is integral to our success.”

CellNetix is the premier anatomic pathology laboratory in the Pacific Northwest and the largest independent, private practice pathology group in the country. Its 65 board-certified pathologists, more than 25 pathology subspecialties, a dedicated team of 350 professionals and 28 hospital partners offer one of the largest and most comprehensive services in the region. Valued as a partner in pathology, CellNetix has a passion to improve all patient outcomes, delivering on its vision to raise the bar for diagnostic health care and match its services with the needs of the changing health care environment.