Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013 - (Page 14)

FOUNDATION FOCUS Inside Out HOPE AND HEALING— CLOSE TO HOME What a difference a year makes! We are wrapping up an exciting year of community giving and celebration with the opening of the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center located on the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center campus in Bel Air. Affiliated with the University Richard P. Streett Jr. of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, the Kaufman Cancer Center has been built around a model of coordinated cancer care, where the patient is at the center of the experience. On behalf of the Campaign Executive Committee, we want to thank our community for rallying around our efforts to build and open this wonderful place of hope and healing—close to home. We have been touched by the many stories of friends and family members who are fighting or have survived cancer and those who gave gifts to honor those we lost. We hope that you continue to be motivated by the generosity and commitment of this great county. We have a few more months left in our campaign. If you haven’t made a gift yet, please join us. Together, we will ensure a better community for each other and reach our mission of being the healthiest community in Maryland. Thank you for sharing our community health care vision. Richard P. Streett Jr., VMD The UCH Foundation Chairman 14 MARYLAND’S HEALTH MATTERS How our team inspired a county I t’s contagious. When employees show their commitment to their hospital’s vision, it’s a powerful motivator for others to give. Philan- thropy begins at home. At Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH), employees are called team members, and, oh, what a team it is! They rocked their internal campaign to support the creation of the new Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center, tripling the participation expected. Team members from all departments—from nursing to food service—caught the spirit, already exceeding this year’s ambitious goals and raising more than $1 million in gifts and pledges In fact, 40 percent of team members made a gift. From left, Lyle E. Sheldon, President/CEO of UCH, and Mary Flaherty and Craig Willig, leaders of the Team Members’ Division of the Hope and Healing Close to Home Campaign. Every day, team members’ pride grows as the building progresses. Each day, they encounter grateful Harford County neighbors, thrilled that they will soon have Hope and Healing Close to Home for the best in cancer care. According to Ken Ferrara, vice president and executive director of Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, “Team members rallied because they care deeply and know they are part of something truly life-changing.” How often do you find a neighbor who can’t wait to tell you what’s happening at work? Especially when it has to do with your family’s health and your greater community? That’s why folks in each neighborhood are contributing like never before. And that’s how our team helped inspire Harford County.  Your gift makes a difference! Learn all the ways you can support

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013

Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013
A Healthy Start
Options After Mastectomy
Strength and Courage
A Winning Trial
At a Glance
Foundation Focus
News and Events

Maryland's Health Matters - Upper Chesapeake - Fall 2013