The DCH Cancer Center is now officially known as the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, named in honor of a major gift from the couple.
|Lewis and Faye Manderson
The DCH board of directors approved the name change earlier this year following the Mandersons’ gift of more than $5 million to the Help and Hope Capital Campaign.
The Mandersons chose to support DCH during and after their lifetimes by making their commitment through their estate. The couple has a long history of philanthropic leadership, focusing mainly on health care and education.
“As we have grown into philanthropy, we have found we enjoy the feeling that comes from giving,” Lewis Manderson said. “I believe that helping other people is what life is all about. It’s where all the good comes from.”
A board of directors’ resolution presented in honor of the Mandersons included the following: “This naming will serve as a lasting testament to Mr. and Mrs. Manderson, their generosity, and their commitment to improving the health care of the citizens of West Alabama through the work of the DCH Health System.”
Since 1986 the Cancer Center has combined advanced treatment with a strong focus on patients. The new Cancer Center opened in 2009. West Alabamians diagnosed with cancer are treated with the most advanced equipment available in a building designed to contribute to a patient experience.
The Cancer Center is affiliated with MD Anderson Physicians Network®, which is a supporting organization of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The Cancer Center has been awarded its second three-year accreditation with commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This is the highest level of approval granted by an organization.
For more information on the services and programs at the Manderson Cancer Center, click here.