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WCCU donates $50,000 to South County Hospital’s Campaign for Cancer Care to benefit the Community Cancer Center’s Infusion Center. 

The $50,000 donation from the Credit Union was announced on June 15, 2015 with a check presentation to South County Hospital President & CEO Lou Giancola from Stephen J. White- Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) President & CEO. Also present were William Horne- Chairman of WCCU’s Board of Directors, and William Quirk- Director on both the WCCU and VNS Home Health Services Boards.
The Community Cancer Center will move us closer to the interdisciplinary care model used in leading cancer centers nationwide. Patient navigators, physicians, behavioral health specialists, nutritionists, and other care team members will be located just steps away from a fully redesigned chemotherapy infusion center. The Campaign also supports important breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography as well as an upgraded heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.
“We will provide excellent cancer care, close to home – sparing our patients the stress, financial strain, and life disruptions that come with commuting for treatment,” says medical oncologist James L. Smythe, MD.  South County Hospital’s cancer services are accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
“We are extremely grateful to Westerly Community Credit Union for its very generous support,” said South County Hospital President/CEO Louis Giancola. “We share a common goal of helping our neighbors improve the quality of their lives, both in regards to Health & Financial Wellness. With Westerly Community Credit Union’s help, as well as our other generous Campaign donors, we are creating a facility that will make a significant difference in the lives of people with cancer living in Southern Rhode Island.”
“Westerly Community Credit Union is greatly supportive of South County Hospital’s initiative to enhance the quality of its cancer care center, not only for South County residents but for all Rhode Islanders,” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union.  “We are very fortunate to have a program of this quality in our community.”
The Campaign for Cancer Care aims to raise $6.5 million in support of South County Hospital’s planned Community Cancer Center. If you would like to support South County Hospital's Campaign for Cancer Care through a personal or corporate donation, contact Claudia Swain at 401 788-1608 or cswain@schospital.com.
About Westerly Community Credit Union:
Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution, focused not on profits, but on helping its’ members achieve financial success. Westerly Community Credit Union can help with all your lending and deposit needs with (4) convenient locations: South Kingstown (South County Commons), Richmond, and Westerly, as well as online via www.westerlyccu.com. Membership is opened to all who reside or work in Rhode Island and New London County CT.
About South County Hospital:
An independent, nonprofit, acute care hospital founded in 1919, South County Hospital provides a wide range of high-quality medical and surgical services. The Hospital is part of South County Hospital Healthcare System, a full-service healthcare resource offering advanced inpatient, outpatient, and home health services. Among other honors, South County Hospital is a recipient of the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award, which is presented by the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company to healthcare organizations that consistently rank in the top 5% for patient satisfaction and other performance measures.

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