Foundation donates half a million to acquisition of cancer center

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The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation presented NRMC with a check for $500,000 fulfilling its pledge to support the acquisition of the local Cancer Center. On front row from left are Marion Johnston, Chairman of the Board Jennifer Maggio, NRMC CEO Kirk Soileau, Secretary Mary White, Tom Matuschka and Halie Errington. On back row are Dan Seymour, Cindy Allen, Don Mims, Cathy Jacobs, Gina Puls, Vice Chair Ryan Todtenbier and Ricky LaCour.

The Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation presented NRMC with a check for $500,000 fulfilling its pledge to support the acquisition of the local cancer center. “The Foundation is pleased to donate funds supporting the new NRMC Cancer Center,” said Jennifer Maggio, Foundation board president.

This article published in the Nov. 25, 2021, print edition

“With so many people diagnosed each year with cancer, the hospital’s plans for the new center will help ensure great cancer care and services right here in Natchitoches. We are grateful to everyone who has supported the Foundation. Because of your generosity and commitment, we are able make this important contribution to the cancer center.”

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Since 1987, the Foundation has supported the hospital’s mission. The volunteer board works within the community to raise awareness and important funds through charitable giving, corporate partner support and events. Through the years, they have raised money to support community wellness grants, nursing and allied health education aid, new 3D mammography technology in the NRMC Breast Center, and most recently, enhancements through the “Moms and Babies” campaign which raises funds to enhance the hospital’s Labor and Delivery Unit.

“We are grateful to the Foundation for their work and support. Their gift today is critical for access to Cancer care for our community and will help enhance patient care areas of the Cancer Center,” said NRMC CEO Kirk Soileau. “We want to extend our sincerest thanks to the Foundation Board, volunteers, and all donors and sponsors for this generous gift.”