OLNEY, Md. – MedStar Health, today announced a $250,000 philanthropic gift from long-time community partner Sandy Spring Bank to expand cancer care services at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. The gift will be used toward the development of the Oncology Pavilion at MedStar Montgomery to house oncology services such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and other treatment and support services.
Sandy Spring Bank’s support of MedStar Montgomery dates back to the founding of the then Montgomery General Hospital in the early 1900s and has continued for more than 100 years through various community, philanthropic, and volunteer support initiatives.
“We are deeply grateful to Sandy Spring Bank for this life-changing philanthropic investment to support our patients and community, and for the wonderful partnership we have enjoyed with the bank throughout the years. With this gift, we will expand access to our world-class team of experienced oncologists, surgeons, researchers, specialists, and support cancer care services,” said Thomas J. Senker, FACHE, President of MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.
Upon completion, the Oncology Pavilion will optimize coordination of patient care, enhance effective communication between providers, decrease length of time between medically necessary “day-of” services, increase patient care capacity, improve wayfinding, and more.
“Sandy Spring Bank has supported MedStar Montgomery Medical Center since the hospital was founded over 100 years ago. Through our philanthropic gift toward the Oncology Pavilion, we will help the hospital expand the Cancer Center, improve the patient experience, and achieve another milestone in its storied history,” said Daniel J. Schrider, President and CEO of Sandy Spring Bank. “Our organizations have been pillars in the community for over a century, and this gift is our way of showing our appreciation for our original, hometown hospital.”
About MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and MedStar Health
MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is a not-for-profit, acute care community hospital serving Montgomery County, Maryland. For 100 years, MedStar Montgomery has served as a medical care provider and community health resource offering high-quality, personalized care. MedStar Montgomery provides a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies, and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals—including cutting-edge care in obstetrics, orthopedics, breast health, and oncology. MedStar Health is the region's largest non-
profit and most trusted integrated healthcare delivery system, giving patients access to the latest in modern medicine and medical technology within a community hospital setting.
About Sandy Spring Bank
Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., headquartered in Olney, Maryland, is the holding company for Sandy Spring Bank, a premier community bank in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. With over 50 locations, the bank offers a broad range of commercial and retail banking, mortgage, private banking, and trust services throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Through its subsidiaries, Rembert Pendleton Jackson and West Financial Services, Inc., Sandy Spring Bank also offers a comprehensive menu of wealth management services.