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Johnson Memorial Medical Center

Throughout its history, Johnson Memorial Medical Center (JMMC) has relied upon the support of surrounding communities to help fund the development of new and enhanced services. In fact, JMMC's flagship, Johnson Memorial Hospital (JMH), first came into existence thanks to the compassion of two community residents, Cyril and Julia C. Johnson, who generously donated the funds necessary to build and endow it. In years hence, countless individuals, civic organizations, churches, businesses and corporations have come forward to ensure that the seed planted by the Johnsons so many years ago continues to grow and prosper. JMMC's Development Department has taken an active role in coordinating events and campaigns to offset the costs of equipment, programs and services. The Department now coordinates fundraising efforts for all of JMMC's entities. Contributions to JMMC help to ensure that local residents of all ages enjoy convenient access to the highest quality care. Gifts to any entity or program can be made in the form of cash, stocks or bonds, and may even be made in memory of or in tribute to a loved one. Bequests are also welcome and encouraged. Because the members of JMMC are 501(c)3 organizations, most donations are tax-deductible.

Donations may be made through saintfrancisdonor.com

Johnson Memorial Cancer Center

Local residents living with cancer benefit from convenient access to a range of cancer care services, thanks to the Johnson Memorial Cancer Center. From radiation therapy to medical oncology, and American Cancer Society resources to support services, the Center offers virtually every component of cancer care. Saint Francis Care provides medical directorship of the JMMC.

Located within the Cancer Center is the 14-chair Karen Davis Krzynowek Infusion Center (KDKIC), which provides chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, transfusions, injections and other outpatient services in a comfortable environment. KDKIC also houses a pharmacy and laboratory onsite.

A full-time oncology/hematology practice is located within the Cancer Center, and is staffed by Jay Thumar, M.D., a member of the Saint Francis Medical Group.

The Center features a radiation therapy provided by Community Cancer Care, a unique partnership of four area hospitals. In addition to radiation therapy and medical oncology services, patients also have access to a wide variety of programs offered by JMMC, including social work services, nutrition consultation, educational programs, pastoral care consultation, support groups, and visiting nurse services. The Cancer Program's Enfield location is also home to a satellite office of the American Cancer Society.

Home and Community Health Services

Home & Community Health Services, Inc. Hospice, an affiliate member of Johnson Memorial Medical Center, provides choice, comfort, education and support for those with life limiting illnesses and those who care for them. By focusing care on comfort and striving to meet physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, hospice seeks to assure that patients and their families have the highest quality of life possible. We offer specialized care that supports the whole person - mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. The H&CHS hospice team treats the person, not the disease; focuses on the patient, as well as his/her family; and emphasizes the quality of life, not the duration.

An individual plan of care is developed for each patient and family. Directed by the patient's physician, medical care is focused on end-of-life symptom management. The hospice nurse provides regular reports to the physician and coordinates other social, emotional and spiritual services, often involving pastoral and bereavement coordinators, home care aides, therapists, social workers and volunteers.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring – all of which have the potential to turn a life around."–Leo Buscaglia

Have you recently come in contact with someone at Johnson Memorial Medical Center whose made a difference in your life or the life of a loved one? If so, we would like to offer you an opportunity to let them know.

Your gift to honor a JMMC physician, nurse, staff member, Auxilian or volunteer is twofold. Not only will you be letting someone know they made a difference, but also ensuring that residents of north central Connecticut will continue to receive quality healthcare close to home.

When making your donation, we welcome you to share a brief note of thanks that we will then deliver to your caregiver along with a message from the President/CEO of our Hospital and/or Senior Leadership Team. JMMC believes it is important to recognize those caregivers who go above and beyond their daily duties, and the opportunity for a senior leader to thank them personally is always a welcomed experience. You may honor your caregiver by filling out the form below.

For more information on honoring a caregiver or the current focus of our fundraising efforts, please call us at 860-684-8161 or email lisa.degray@jmmc.com.

Thank you for your support!

seeds of kindness

Seeds of Kindness began thanks to the generosity and personal experience of a breast cancer survivor.

Donations to this fund benefit the Johnson Memorial Cancer Center and its Patient Assistance Fund which provides monetary support to qualifying patients undergoing cancer treatment. It is our hope to alleviate some financial burdens such as transportation costs, grocery, pharmacy and fuel expenses.

Fund Development at JMMC, 201 Chestnut Hill Road, Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Ph: 860-684-8161 • Fax: 860-684-8726

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