Sebo returns to help open namesake center

  • Friday, November 30, 2018 5:05pm
  • News

Former Whidbey Island Sebo’s Do-it-Center owner Bob Sebo returned to Whidbey Island for the recent opening of a center named for him and his wife, June Sebo.

An open house for Sebo was held Nov. 10, according to hospital officials.

Sebo traveled from his current home in Reno, Nev. to cut a ceremonial ribbon on the newly completed Robert and June Sebo Health Education Center.

He was accompanied by his children, Rob Sebo and Val Sem.

“The thing I hope for most with this new wing and Health Education Center is that our community will embrace this hospital as truly their own, knowing it was meant for them,” Sebo said before cutting the ribbon.

The event drew about 100 attendees.

“More than 10 years ago, Bob and June gifted this community with the first digital mammography machine on Whidbey Island,” said Helen Taylor, executive director of the WhidbeyHealth Foundation.

“Who knows how many cancer journeys were made shorter, easier and more successful with access to this technology?” she asked.

“These class and conference rooms will be a vital resource for patients, caregivers, community members and staff to gather and learn, and to share that wealth of knowledge with all of Whidbey Island.”

Foundation Board President Bonnie Abney, also voiced her gratitude to the Sebos.

“The Health Education Center is very much a part of our Foundation’s mission to fund and advocate for keeping this community healthy,” she said. “We can’t say thank you enough.”

The Health Education Center will be open to the public after Jan. 1.

When not in use by WhidbeyHealth staff, the meeting rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday to health care-related entities in the community.

Meeting rooms may be reserved by calling administration staff at 360-678-7656, ext. 4001.

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