Long Time Southborough Resident to Chair Campaign
Marlborough – (November 15, 2011) – A capital campaign to raise $1.5 million in support of the construction of a state-of-the-art Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital has been announced by Douglas Brown, the hospital’s interim president and CEO. The campaign will be led by former chairman of the Marlborough Hospital Board of Trustees Cornelius “Neil” Ferris who is also a former long time resident of Southborough, MA.
The new facility will be attached to the north side of the existing Marlborough Hospital and is an expansion of the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence located in Worcester. The new center will provide expanded cancer services to the local community and has an estimated construction cost of $12.7 million.
"This Cancer Pavilion will provide the opportunity for our patients to receive state-of-the-art high-quality coordinated radiation and medical oncology services in their local community," said Brown. “We will be combining the skills and knowledge of multidisciplinary teams of cancer specialists from both Marlborough Hospital and from the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence at one location which will be so convenient for our patients and their families.”
“Our mission is to have the Cancer Pavilion be a center of treatment, care and hope for our cancer patients and the family members who care for them,” said Ferris. “We will rely on the resources and financial support of many individuals, organizations, businesses and foundations to make our dream of providing great cancer care a reality.”
The Cancer Pavilion will be approximately a 15,000 square-foot addition that will house cancer care services including medical oncology, radiation oncology, patient exam space and a beautiful healing garden. Groundbreaking for the new facility is scheduled for early 2012 and is scheduled for completion in early 2013.
“I am confident that the wonderful and generous people from our community will come forth and help us build the new Cancer Pavilion at Marlborough Hospital. Those who have been touched by cancer especially understand how valuable a nearby center will be for those dealing with ongoing treatments. We will all band together to provide a ‘beacon of hope’ for our family, friends, coworkers and neighbors who have been touched by cancer,” continued Ferris.
For more information on how to support the new facility, call 508-486-5807 or email Ellen.firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Marlborough Hospital
Since 1890, Marlborough Hospital has been providing quality health care to the communities of the 495 Corridor. A member of the UMass Memorial Health Care system, it offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical services, including oncology, laboratory and radiology services, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, mental health, as well as diabetes education and management. In 2010, the hospital opened a new outpatient facility in Southborough featuring an endoscopy center, women’s imaging center and occupational health services to provided expanded services. A state-of-the-art Emergency Department, staffed by emergency medicine physicians from the UMass Memorial Medical Center, provides 24-hour emergency care. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Marlborough Hospital is certified as a primary stroke service by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. For more information about the hospital visit: www.marlboroughhospital.org.
About the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence
At the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence, our philosophy of care centers on
hope as we treat our patients and their loved ones with compassion and commitment throughout their cancer journey, from prevention and diagnosis through treatment, survivorship and palliative care. We encourage our patients to take part in our clinical trials in order to rapidly benefit from therapies that will be the cancer care of the future. Combining the resources of our member and affiliated community hospitals, and our teaching and
research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Cancer Center of Excellence
provides the most complete, multispecialty cancer care in Central New England and is a leader in
treating breast, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancers, and other common and rare cancers.
About UMass Memorial Health Care
UMass Memorial Health Care is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Central New England with nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 13,000 employees. Our member hospitals are Clinton Hospital, Health Alliance Hospital, Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, and Wing Memorial Hospital and Medical Centers. With our teaching and research partner, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, our Cancer Diabetes, Heart and Vascular, and Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence deliver seamless programs of quality and compassionate care for patients across our health care system. For more information visit: www.umassmemorial.org