Alamance County residents have an opportunity to create a healing and therapeutic environment for current and future cancer patients and families. Alamance Regional Medical Center officially began a $3 million dollar capital campaign today to provide patient and family amenities for its new cancer center. Gifts to the Cultivating Hope Capital Campaign will support a healing garden, a community room for support groups, special family waiting areas, an on-site café and more.
The campaign has already raised $1 million from donations made by physicians, Alamance Regional employees, members of the Alamance Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, and board members from the advisory board and foundation board of Alamance Regional Medical Center. Today, an event that included hard hat tours of the new cancer center marked the official kick-off of the campaign.
"Our cancer center already offers highly advanced treatments and technology. Creating a more comfortable and holistic atmosphere in our new facility will allow us to compliment that excellent clinical care," says Ted Chandler, co-chair of the campaign.
"The healing garden, artwork and more space for patients and families are all vital to our dedication to caring for the whole patient," says Michael Holt, campaign co-chair.
Both Chandler and Holt currently serve on the advisory board of Alamance Regional Medical Center. Holt is also a member of the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation board of directors.
The expanded Alamance Regional Cancer Center is slated to open in early 2014. In addition to the many features supported by the capital campaign, the new facility will include an expanded and light-filled chemotherapy treatment area, larger exam rooms designed to better accommodate family members and the latest in radiation therapy.