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Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. Donates $525,000 to FMH


Recently, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. presented Frederick Memorial Hospital with a generous contribution of $500,000 to help FMH expand its award-winning oncology program into a fully integrated, comprehensive Cancer Institute.

FMH is delighted to name the Multidisciplinary Clinic in honor of Delaplaine Foundation’s generosity. As part of the new Cancer Institute the Delaplaine Multidisciplinary Clinic will provide expanded space for treatment planning and clinical coordination among FMH’s care teams, and allow newly diagnosed patients to meet with everyone involved in their care.

Previously, the Delaplaine Foundation made a gift of $25,000 in support of the project. An exam room in the Delaplaine Multidisciplinary Clinic will be named in memory of the late Bettie Delaplaine. In total, the Foundation has contributed $525,000 to help make this project a reality for cancer patients in our community.

“There is probably none among us who hasn’t been impacted personally within our family or circle of friends by cancer. Delaplaine Foundation recognizes the pressing and growing need for centralized, comprehensive cancer care. We know that FMH will be building on its solid foundation of providing superior community healthcare with the FMH Cancer Institute in its commitment to the prevention, detection, treatment and care of patients with cancer in a single, convenient location,” stated Marlene Young, President of Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. “Just as we have supported prior life-saving and life sustaining initiatives at FMH such as LifeNet and CyberKnife, we at Delaplaine Foundation recognize the vital importance of the FMH Cancer Institute in providing advanced, comprehensive care for cancer patients. In its mission to enrich families and communities, Delaplaine Foundation is proud to support the FMH Cancer Institute.”

“We are truly grateful to Delaplaine Foundation for their continued generosity and their strong commitment to the health of this community. Philanthropy continues to be vital to FMH’s future and our community is fortunate to have a great philanthropic partner in Delaplaine Foundation,” stated Tom Kleinhanzl, President & CEO of Frederick Regional Health System.

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