L+M Cancer Center as it was completed up until March.

L+M Cancer Center as it was completed up until March.

Charter Oak Federal Credit Union will donate $50,000 to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital’s Centennial Campaign over the next five years. The Centennial Campaign will fund the state-of-the-art Cancer Center in Waterford, in partnership with the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for medical oncology and with Yale-New Haven Hospital for radiation oncology. The 50,000-square-foot Cancer Center will offer patients a variety of oncology services.
“The new Cancer Center will bring extraordinary treatments and services to this region,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to be part of such a meaningful and critical project,” said Orenstein.
“We’re thrilled and most grateful for Charter Oak’s generous $50,000 pledge to Lawrence + Memorial’s new Cancer Center,” said William A. Stanley, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital’s Vice President of Development and Community Relations. “Making this contribution even more meaningful is that it comes when both Charter Oak and L+M are growing – L+M with the opening of the Cancer Center and planned acquisition of The Westerly Hospital, and Charter Oak with the planned opening in 2014 of its expansive new headquarters, also in Waterford.”
Lawrence + Memorial Hospital’s new Cancer Center is dedicated to the physical and emotional support of cancer patients and their families. Within the Cancer Center will be a satellite pharmacy, laboratory, blood bank, a café, conference rooms, offices for visiting subspecialists, and a Health Resource Center. Patients needing radiation therapy will also have access to two linear accelerators as well as a CT simulator.
Charter Oak is known for being philanthropic and proudly supports Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and its new Cancer Center. Since the inception of Charter Oak’s Community Giving Program in 2009, more than $630,000 has been awarded to community organizations throughout New London and Windham counties.