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For Immediate Release
Northwest Hospital Receives Grant From Bank of America
Northwest Hospital recently received a $25,000 grant from
the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the outpatient cancer
treatments in the new Cancer and Infusion Therapy Center, which opened in March.
With the generous gift, Northwest will be able to provide more individuals in
Baltimore County and Baltimore City with access to cancer infusion services.
The Cancer and Infusion Therapy Center at Northwest
Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health's Alvin
& Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, one of only 15 network cancer programs
in the United States. LifeBridge Health's multidisciplinary approach to
treating cancer enhances communication between physicians and between patient
and physician, allowing patients to receive the best care possible. This
integrated program enables Northwest Hospital to meet the community's increased
need for cancer drug therapies.
"Bank of America has been a longtime supporter of Northwest Hospital
as it has continued to grow over the years,” said Erik Wexler, president
and COO of Northwest Hospital. "It is exciting to see local
businesses in the community supporting the work and services the Hospital
Northwest Hospital is embarking on a major renovation and
expansion project with three separate $1 million gifts toward its $5 million
community fundraising campaign, called the Renaissance Campaign. LifeBridge
Health, Northwest's parent company, will contribute $50 million to the overall
expansion and renovation project.
"Bank of America is dedicated to helping people and organizations in the
communities we serve realize their dreams. It is a pleasure to once again
support Northwest Hospital, which provides outstanding care to so many residents
in our community,” said Don Kohlhafer, senior vice president, Bank of
Northwest Hospital is a member of LifeBridge Health, a
regional health organization, which includes Sinai
Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Jewish
Convalescent & Nursing Home, and related subsidiaries and
Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy
In 2005, the Bank
of America Charitable Foundation embarked on an unprecedented $1.5 billion
philanthropic goal over the next 10 years. The bank has announced it will
donate $200 million in 2006, making Bank of America one of the most generous
corporate donors in the country. The bank approaches giving through a
national strategy called "neighborhood excellence" under which it works with
local leaders to identify and meet the most pressing needs of communities.
Through Team Bank of America, bank associate volunteers contribute more than
650,000 hours each year to improve the quality of life in their communities
nationwide. For more information about Bank of America Corporate
Philanthropy, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.
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