Columbus Regional Receives Cannon Foundation Grant

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Web Administrator

Cannon Grant Designated for Cancer Center

Columbus Regional Healthcare System received a $150,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation, Inc., which will be used to support the relocation of the Donayre Cancer Care Center to the main hospital campus. More specifically, it will be used to assist with the HVAC system in the newly renovated area for the cancer center.

The new location of the Donayre Cancer Care Center will be in an area of the hospital that was constructed in 1996, that has never housed clinical space.

“When developing plans for the space to be renovated, it was determined the HVAC system was at the end of its life” says Carla Hollis, CEO of Columbus Regional Healthcare System. “In order to provide the highest quality of care for the oncology patients, the temperature of the environment needs to be consistent as the patient population tends to be more sensitive to temperature changes. This grant will be helpful with the cost of HVAC system. We are most appreciative to The Cannon Foundation for approving our grant request,” Hollis said.

Construction on the new location for the Donayre Cancer Care Center began in mid-December and will be completed this spring.

The Cannon Foundation is an independent foundation established in 1943 by Charles A Cannon, President and Chairman of Cannon Mills Company. Focused predominantly in North Carolina, with an emphasis on rural areas, this endowed Foundation primarily funds capital projects and equipment needs.

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