Washington Trust Donates $50,000 To South County Hospital Community Cancer Center

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Westerly, Rhode Island...Washington Trust has donated $50,000 to benefit The Campaign for Cancer Care at South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI. South County Hospital President and CEO Lou Giancola, Washington Trust Chairman and CEO Joseph MarcAurele and Washington Trust President and COO Edward Handy made the announcement jointly, at a check presentation at the hospital on Monday, March 30, 2015. Also in attendance for the presentation was Tom Breen, CFO for South County Hospital Healthcare System, Scott McCaughey, Vice President, Commercial Lending for Washington Trust and James Hagerty, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer for Washington Trust.

The Campaign for Cancer Care aims to raise $6.5 million in support of South County Hospital’s planned Community Cancer Center, which will encompass a new chemotherapy infusion center with adjacent offices for physicians and other care team members. The Center will also offer breast tomosynthesis, or 3-D mammography, as well as Reiki and other complementary therapies. As is currently the case, all patients will be guided through diagnosis and treatment by experienced oncology nurses who serve as patient navigators. South County Hospital’s cancer services are accredited with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Washington Trust has long been a strong supporter of the work we do here at South County Hospital and we are deeply grateful for its generous contribution to our Campaign for Cancer Care,” said South County Hospital President/CEO Louis Giancola. “We share a commitment of stewardship to the people of this community. With Washington Trust’s help and that of all our other Campaign donors, South County Hospital Healthcare System is creating a facility that will make a significant difference in the lives of those with cancer.”


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 2014 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.


Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, small business banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Washington Trust Company is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ OMX®: WASH).

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