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Monday, December 09, 2013 - Koons Toyota of Westminster helps cancer and hospice patients in the community

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121
SLindsay@CarrollHospitalCenter.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westminster, Md. – (December 9, 2013) — Carroll Hospice and the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation recently received a huge boost in funding, thanks to a generous donation totaling $27,500 from Koons Toyota of Westminster on November 26. The company donated $2,500 to Carroll Hospice and $25,000 to the Foundation’s Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always.

Nigel Hayes, general manager of Koons Toyota of Westminster, and Angie Boerner, comptroller of Koons Toyota of Westminster, presented the $2,500 check to Diane Link, R.N., executive director of Carroll Hospice, during a special visit to Carroll Hospice’s inpatient facility. The funds will go toward enhancing hospice services and ensuring that inpatient patients get the end-of-life care they need regardless of their ability to pay.

Hayes and Boerner then traveled to the Carroll Regional Cancer Center where they presented a $25,000 check to members of the hospital’s oncology program medical staff, including Flavio Kruter, M.D., hematology and oncology, and medical director of Carroll Hospital Center’s oncology program, David Salinger, M.D., radiation oncology, and Johanna DiMento, M.D., hematology and oncology. 

Those funds will go toward the construction of the new William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, one of the marquee projects of the Foundation’s Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always.

According to Hayes, Koons Toyota of Westminster decided to make the donation as a way to give back to the community. He said they chose the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, in particular, because of the huge difference it will make to the individuals with cancer in this county.

“The new cancer center is a great thing for the community — to have it increase in size and location and for patients to be able to stay in the community for cancer care. It’s just a good program,” he said.

Scheduled to open fall 2014, the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center will offer expanded cancer services and unparalleled, coordinated care for patients with all types and stages of cancer. The center will feature navigation and survivorship programs, the latest technologies, expanded treatment options, educational resources and more in one convenient, supportive environment.

Carroll Hospice, Carroll Hospital Center’s affiliated hospice services, provides quality and compassionate hospice care to terminally ill patients and their families in Carroll, Frederick and Baltimore counties.  Hospice care can be provided in the patient’s home or nursing facility, or in the Dove House. 

For more information on the Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always or to make a donation, please contact the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation at 410-871-6200 or click here.  For more information about Carroll Hospice, please call 410-871-8000 or visit CarrollHospice.org.

Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: From left to right are, David Salinger, M.D., radiation oncology; Johanna DiMento, M.D., hematology and oncology; Angie Boerner, comptroller of Koons Toyota of Westminster; Nigel Hayes, general manager of Koons Toyota of Westminster; Flavio Kruter, M.D., hematology and oncology, and medical director of Carroll Hospital Center’s oncology program; Lee Primm, chair of the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation’s Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always; and Brenda Frazier, Carroll Hospital Center Foundation director of campaigns and special programs.

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