During the 3rd quarter, the Coleman Foundation approved two grants totaling $430,000 in the area of Health and Rehabilitation that promote the strategies outlined in the Foundation’s Cancer Impact Plan. These grants are intended to provide various types of supports for cancer patients and survivors that will allow them to be fully engaged in their cancer treatment plan, and achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life.
Rush-Copley Medical Center was awarded a grant of $230,000 towards Survivorship Support for Cancer Patients. The program will support efforts to provide comprehensive cancer care and develop personalized Survivorship Care Plans and treatment summaries. The full program includes support for follow-up with cancer survivors, care coordination, physician education on survivorship issues, patient education sessions, and planning for a potential new Cancer Resource Center at Rush-Copley Medical Center.
Community Cancer Center was awarded a grant of $100,000 to support the capital campaign for the outpatient facility. The full capital campaign is intended to raise dollars to expand facility space, which will allow the Center to enhance the quality and experience for cancer patients and add services across the continuum of cancer care.