Windham Hospital recently announced the opening of the Lester E. & Phyllis M. Foster Oncology and Infusion Center at 5 Founders St.
The new facility, which features towering windows facing a serene woodland area, was funded through efforts of the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital and the generosity of David and Marilyn Foster of the Lester E. and Phyllis M. Foster Foundation. A campaign fueled by a series of fundraisers was launched in 2010.
“We’re excited to see the results of fundraising and community partnerships in our beautiful Infusion Center. Patients coming for treatments deserve a soothing environment and this space combines that feeling with the top-notch clinical care we have always provided for a positive patient experience,” says Donna Handley, president of the Hartford HealthCare East Region, which includes Windham and Backus hospitals.
The Foster family has long been generous benefactors of Windham, beginning with Lester Foster who served on the board of directors and as its treasurer for many years. The Auxiliary, though other fundraising activities, contributed tens of thousands of dollars to the campaign for the new Infusion Center.
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