A crowd of an estimated 250 people gathered at Carroll Hospital Center on this week to witness the groundbreaking ceremony that marked the beginning of construction on the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center, and the Tevis Center for Wellness, an all-new community wellness center.
The combined $28 million facilities are the two marquee projects of the “Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always,” the hospital’s community fundraising initiative.
Scheduled to open in the fall of 2014, the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center and the Tevis Center for Wellness will be housed in a new 43,000 square-foot facility to be built adjacent to the Dixon Building on Carroll Hospital Center’s campus, accoring to a hospital news release.
The state-of-the-art William E. Kahlert Cancer Center will offer expanded cancer services and coordinated care for patients with all types and stages of cancer. The Tevis Center for Wellness will feature conference space as well as an expanded library and resources to help the hospital better prevent illness and promote wellness in the community, the release said.
The William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center and the Tevis Center for Wellness will be named for the campaign’s two largest donors, Greg and Roberta Kahlert and Jack and Beth Tevis. Prior to the groundbreaking ceremony, Greg Kahlert presented the hospital with a check for $1 million on behalf of the Kahlert Foundation – the first donation towards the foundation’s $5 million pledge and the largest single donation made in the hospital’s 50-year history.
To date, the “Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always” has raised more than $18 million of its $22 million goal – $12 million of which will be used towards the new cancer center and community wellness center.
Campaign funds will also support expanded cardiovascular and stroke services; upgrades in medical and communications technology; and an endowment fund for Carroll Hospice.
For more information on the five initiatives of the campaign or to learn how to participate, please contact the Carroll Hospital Center Foundation at 410-871-6200 or visit www.carrollhospitalcenter.org/campaign.
Information in this article taken from a Carroll Hospital Center news release.