The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton recently contributed $35,000 to the University of Maryland Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 2013 Year End Appeal, benefitting the Requard Radiation Oncology Center at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center. Funds raised from the appeal will be used to support the purchase of new hardware and software to upgrade the Center’s two linear accelerators and the high dose rate brachytherapy equipment, which are devices used for the delivery of radiation treatments for cancer patients.
“These devices are critical to helping us treat and manage cancer in our Mid-Shore communities and the upgrades being funded will help to reduce treatment time for patients while increasing the accuracy of the treatment plans generated for each patient,” comments Brian Leutner, director of oncology services, UM Shore Regional Health. “Updating this equipment will allow the Cancer Center to continue to provide the highest quality of care and treatment techniques to the patients that we serve.”
Leutner continues, “We are most grateful for the generous support of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton and UM Memorial Hospital Foundation, which will enable the Cancer Center to continue to provide first-class care to our family members, friends and neighbors when they find themselves in need of the best cancer treatments available.”
For additional information or to make a donation to the Year End Appeal supporting University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center, contact Pat O’Shea, director of development, at 410-822-1000, ext. 5915 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Brian Leutner, director of oncology services, UM Shore Regional Health (far left) accepts a check for $35,000 from Debbie Hayes, Auxiliary president. The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton made the contribution to UM Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Year End Appeal benefitting Shore Regional Health’s Cancer Center. Pictured in addition to Leutner and Hayes are Auxiliary members (from left to right) Terry Stephan; Mac McConnell; Elva Pierce; Diane Bisanar; Barbara Reinhart; Bill Hough; Lorraine Kelly; Sandy Engle; Marian Miller; Joe Shultz; Janet Grainger; Neal O’Shea; Pauline Lane; Liz Hennegan; and Emilie Joshi; and Kenneth Kozel, president and CEO, UM Shore Regional Health and F. Graham Lee, vice president of philanthropy, UM Shore Regional Health.