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“The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center is there for all of us and it should be built by all of us.”
An affiliate of Pocono Medical Center
Bringing World-Class Cancer Care Closer to Home For nearly a century, Pocono Medical Center has served our community with a steadfast commitment to our mission of providing world-class care, close to home and our vision of a healthier community overall. In doing so, we have refined and expanded our services to meet the most prevalent healthcare needs of those we serve. In 2007, we addressed the number one cause of death in Monroe County at that time, heart disease, by opening the ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute. Now, our focus rests on addressing today’s leading cause of death in our community by building a new Cancer Center, one that will provide the best possible cancer care. Our Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center has remained on the leading edge of cancer care since its inception in 1988. Our three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission of Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, for instance, demonstrates our unwavering commitment to practicing the most
advanced protocols while providing the very best in patient care. Most importantly, it speaks to the exceptionally strong foundation upon which we are prepared to build. We are proud of our accomplishments, and must look to the future, and the future shows an unequivocal need to expand our Cancer enter. The cancer rate in Pennsylvania continues to be one of the highest in the nation. While here in Monroe County, the cancer rate ranks as one of the highest in Pennsylvania. As you will read in the collection of stories from cancer survivors and supporters provided here, this disease is truly hitting too close to home, making it our obligation, as your community hospital, to expand our services.
cus on providing human-centered care, state-of-the-art technology and the most advanced treatment protocols, our New Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center will introduce the bold new face of cancer care—one where hope lives and excellence thrives.
“We have lived in this community and raised our family here. We have seen the growth and accomplishments of the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, and because of this success, the current Cancer Center has outgrown its space. Our pledge is a vote of confidence, but it is just a check. The people in the community have voted with their lives. This pledge towards the construction of the new Cancer Center helps, but it doesn’t get the job finished. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center is there for all of us and it should be built by all of us.” ~Kevin and Patricia Hughes Pocono Health Foundation Note: Kevin and Patricia Hughes recently pledged... million towards the construction of the new Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Our vision is grand but not unattainable. Our supportive community, our dedication to excellence, our reputation as a leader in cancer care—these are the true bricks and mortar that will build the new Hughes Cancer Center. With a foKathleen F. Kuck, President & CEO, Pocono Health System/ Pocono Medical Center William Viechneski, Chairman, Pocono Health Foundation Board of Directors William Cramer, Chairman, Pocono Health Foundation, Dale & Frances Hughes Cancer Center Capital Campaign
“... the Hughes team was fabulous. We are so happy to have this ‘extended family’ in our lives.”
An affiliate of Pocono Medical Center
New Hughes Cancer Center Project Overview At approximately 58,000 square feet, the new Cancer Center will be nearly five times larger than our existing Cancer Center. The new, two-story structure will be located directly across from the Pocono Medical Center (PMC), on East Brown Street.
prehensive continuum of care under one roof will offer our patients and their loved ones much needed comfort and convenience. In addition, centralizing these services will streamline patient/staff flow, eliminate congestion, and allow us to operate more efficiently.
All services pertaining to cancer care— services that are currently fragmented from our existing Center—will be housed within the new facility. Providing a com-
Our project will create a design that expresses PMC’s human-centered philosophy of care provided in a healing environment, which contributes to the health, well
being and optimism of cancer patients and their families. We will incorporate the most advanced medical building technologies needed for cancer care, enhancing the services provided in the Pocono community as the sole community hospital, designated by Medicare. The new facility will also be designed to meet the LEED Silver standard as an expression of PMC’s commitment to the design of healthy environments.
To learn more, please visit PoconoHealth Foundation.org or call 570-476-3530.
We’re not just building a new cancer center. We are planting hope... Creating optimism...
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“When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer it turned our world upside down. I’m so grateful to the Hughes Cancer Center for helping us service this devastating disease. With their compassionate, attentive, and expert care, the Hughes team was fabulous. We bonded with all the staff, nurses, physicians, oncologists and surgeons. Mom’s tests and treatment ran like clockwork. We got her results immediately, and there was no waiting around. I’m a busy mom working two jobs myself. The Hughes Center always worked around my schedule to make my mom’s appointments, so I could be there for her. We are so happy to have this ‘extended family’ in our lives. I only have rave reviews for the Hughes!” Maria Hoffman Daughter of Phyllis Belverio Breast Cancer Patient
Lifting spirits... So excellence can thrive, And healing can happen.