Sandy Spring Bank Donates $250K to Olney’s MedStar Health to Expand Cancer Care Services

MedStar Health In Olney 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.”

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A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

https://www.filmindependent.org/sponsored-projects/ultimate-bias/

https://www.silvanomarifilms.com/jis

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

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