Capital Campaign for Oncology

The Capital Campaign for Oncology

Inspire the Innovation to Cure

The MGH Health Foundation launched the $4 million Capital Campaign for Oncology to support the expansion, renovation and continued growth of the cancer program at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.

Financial Update

Raised: $2,224,022
Pledges/ Cash: $1,456,522
Verbal Commitments: $767,500

Goal: $4,000,000

Launched in 2013, the Capital Campaign for Oncology Supports…

Luther L. Ampey III, MD, medical director and radiation oncologist for the Helen P. Denit Center for Radiation Therapy, is pictured with the Elekta Infinity.
Luther L. Ampey III, MD, medical director and radiation oncologist for the Helen P. Denit Center for Radiation Therapy, is pictured with the Elekta Infinity.

The Helen P. Denit Center for Radiation Therapy

The most notable aspect of the campaign is the 3,966 sq. ft. expansion and renovation of the Helen P. Denit Center for Radiation. We doubled in number of exam rooms, added patient bathrooms, constructed gender-specific changing rooms and provided a more comfortable environment. Located inside of the center is the state-of-the-art Elekta Infinity linear accelerator. The best in the region, this piece of equipment pinpoints cancerous cells more precisely, reduces treatment times and offers more options. The construction was completed in July of 2014.

 

Debra Otani, RN, OCN, CBCN, Cancer Care Navigator in Oncology Services, witnesses the impact these support services have on our patients and families on a daily basis.
Debra Otani, RN, OCN, CBCN, Cancer Care Navigator in Oncology Services, witnesses the impact these support services have on our patients and families on a daily basis.

Cancer Services and Programs

The growth and implementation of cancer support services and preventative programs still continues. Most recently, dollars raised have funded cancer screenings, community prevention resources, interactive events and lectures and education on lifestyle, wellness and nutrition. MedStar Montgomery also provides patient transportation and personal assistance, organizes cancer support groups and offers guidance by the cancer care navigator. In addition, we have the Emergency Fund for Oncology, which provides money to patients and families who may not be able to afford their treatment and medical care.

 

Raising Money for Cancer Innovation Continues After Construction

While the construction may be complete, the need to continue to raise money for cancer treatment and innovation will forever continue. A dreaded disease affecting much of the population, the new technology and medicine discovered every day multiplies into new possibilities for our patients and families. And, in order to continue to provide the best in cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery to our community, we must continue to raise philanthropic dollars for our oncology program. 

 

Changing Lives One Dollar at a Time

Enjoy photos of the construction from the beginning (June 2013) through the Grand Opening (October 2014)…