Community Sound Bites: Sharing HOPE with Cancer Patients in New Hampshire

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Sharing HOPE with Cancer Patients in New Hampshire

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Most would agree that beyond the medical treatment the Payson Center for Cancer Care provides to people with cancer lies the personal caring shared with patients and families, which supports life quality to best manage the disease. That caring takes the form of social work, nutritional counseling, education, a lending library and support programs through the HOPE Resource Center, most of which is offered at no cost to the patient or their family.

In 2015, Concord Hospital invested $716,021 to offer the programs and services of the HOPE Resource Center, providing 3,642 patient contacts. Of that amount, more than $350,000 was offset by philanthropic contributions, the majority of which were the result of the Rock ‘n Race. An additional $517,008 in charitable care was provided to 317 patients, to support 850 visits. The Lend Me a Hand Fund and Gene Gillis Fund assisted 195 patients (a 163 percent increase) providing nearly $30,000 to support out of pocket expenses for patients in need.