Efforts to establish a new college of medicine at Washington State University received a boost of private support from Bellevue, Wash., businessman and WSU alumnus Mikal Thomsen. He has committed $100,000 to directly support founding and operation of the WSU medical college proposed in Spokane.
“The state of Washington should have enough doctors in the right places to take care of its citizens’ health care needs today and in the future. That is not the case today and the trend is headed in the wrong direction,” said Thomsen, co-founder and partner at Trilogy Equity Partners.
“I believe WSU is proposing a practical and sustainable solution that will educate more doctors in our state and prepare them for careers in communities that desperately need their services,” he said.
“Mikal’s generous support of WSU’s efforts to establish a medical college in Spokane represents an important lead investment in this university’s ability to expand access to health care across our state,” said WSU President Elson S. Floyd. “We sincerely thank Mikal Thomsen for his leadership and vision, and we look forward to nurturing many more public-private partnerships to bolster our state’s ability to place more skilled physicians in the communities that need them most.” READ MORE