For the October Financial Friday Community Panel, I was honored to be joined by my President/CEO Tim Carlisle; Christina Jackson, Executive Director of the McLeod Health Foundation, and Nicole Spencer, Assistant Director of Oncology Services for McLeod Health, to talk about the McLeod Health Foundation, McLeod Health's upcoming Comprehensive Cancer Center and raise awareness for Breast Cancer.
The McLeod Health Foundation serves as the fundraising arm for McLeod Health. It helps generate philanthropic support to perpetuate medical excellence. The Foundation is seeking support for McLeod Health's upcoming Center for Cancer Treatment and Research at Seacoast, the first Comprehensive Cancer Center in Horry County.
The McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research at Seacoast will cost more than $32 million. This program will offer innovative multi-disciplinary care, improved access to preventive medicine, and superior technology such as the new Stereotactic Radiosurgery Unit, a Large Bore CT Scanner, and a Digital PET/CT Scanner — all tools that will be used to improve the health and well-being for patients in this region. The Cancer Center will provide not only immediate access to advanced cancer care technology, but also access to enhanced communication, coordination and multi-disciplinary treatment planning and delivery of care. This will all be possible in an environment dedicated to the physical and emotional health of cancer patients and their families.
In addition to raising awareness for the Foundation, Cancer Center and breast cancer during the panels segment, Carolina Trust is proud to announce it is committed to donating One Hundred Thousand Dollars to the Foundation over the next five years.