The David Walsh Cancer Center at Sterling Regional MedCenter was created from one family's tragedy.
The Walsh family wanted to make sure that other cancer patients and families could find the help they need closer to home.
Sterling residents Frank and Gloria Walsh generously donated $8.8 million to build the David Walsh Cancer Center at Sterling Regional MedCenter.
The donation was made in memory of the Walshes' youngest son, who died of cancer in 1996. The 41-year-old David Walsh, who had two children of his own, often had to travel more than 100 miles to Denver for cancer care.
With the opening of the cancer center, residents of Sterling and other northeastern Colorado communities will no longer have to travel such great distances for care.
The David Walsh Cancer Center offers radiation oncology, chemotherapy and infusion services, tumor registry, a physicians’ clinic, and a patient education center.