Marlborough – They are well known for their commitment to helping to improve the quality of life for those living and working in the area, and last month Marlborough Savings Bank did just that with a special donation of $125,000 from its Charitable Foundation to the new UMass Memorial Cancer Center at Marlborough Hospital.
“All of us have been touched by cancer and understand the challenges cancer care can bring to patients and their families. We'se thrilled to be part of such a wonderful endeavor that brings state of the art facilities and a team of highly skilled professionals to our neighborhood along with peace of mind to loved ones,” said Rick Bennett, CEO of Marlborough Savings Bank and chairman of the Board of Marlborough Hospital.
“Marlborough Savings Bank has always been a good neighbor to us,” said Ellen Carlucci, Marlborough Hospital's vice president of development, marketing and communications. “And their continued support with this donation truly illustrates this fact. Our Cancer Center was designed to bring high-quality, cancer care to the region and on Oct. 1 our first radiation oncology patient was seen at the center. The patient was relieved to be able to receive her care right here, close to home, and with this generous gift from the Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation, we will be able to continue to provide this same type of opportunity to other patients for many years to come.”
The new UMass Memorial Cancer Center at Marlborough Hospital is 14,500 square feet, is attached to the north side of the existing hospital at 157 Union St., and houses medical oncology and radiation oncology services, along with a team of skilled cancer specialists. There is also a special meditative garden space which has been purposely designed to help relax patients and to aid in the healing process.