Auxiliary members and Bayhealth staff unveil new cancer transport van.

Auxiliary of Bayhealth Sussex Campus Provides Generous Donation for Cancer Patients

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 | Bayhealth Foundation, Cancer Care
Bayhealth's radiation therapy patients now have a new option in transportation to and from their appointments thanks to the generosity of the Auxiliary of the Bayhealth Sussex Campus. When our patients are fighting cancer, we don't want them to worry about how to get to their treatments. And now they don't have to.

Using funds raised from the Auxiliary throughout the year, as well as funds raised at the most recent Bayhealth Foundation Southern DE Golf Tournaments, Bayhealth now has a new Cancer Center Patient Transport Van.

The van is used to transport eligible radiation therapy patients to and from daily appointments at Bayhealth’s Kent and Sussex Campuses over several weeks.

“Bayhealth is always searching for ways to relieve any potential burdens to patients and their families, and this van is one way we can do that,” said Bayhealth Foundation President Lindsay Rhodenbaugh.

Patient transport vans have high demand and run five days per week. The heavy use means miles add up quickly. With the Auxiliary’s donation, Bayhealth was able to replace its last transport van, which will now be used as a backup after racking up hundreds of thousands of miles over the past few years.

This is the second consecutive transport van the Auxiliary has helped provide to Bayhealth.

“This generous donation from the Auxiliary of Bayhealth Sussex Campus allows us to continue to remove transportation barriers and ensure our patients get the care they need,” said John D. Shevock, FACHE, FACMPE, senior director of operations, Oncology Service Line and executive director, Bayhealth Cancer Institute.

Generous donations are always welcome to support the mission of Bayhealth. Visit today to learn how your contribution can directly impact our patients and their care.

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