Manchester, NH On September 9th, the newly opened Solinsky Center for Cancer Care was presented with a $100,000 donation from Brady Sullivan Properties (BSP) to further cancer care and treatment in the community. Arthur Sullivan, co-owner with Shane Brady of BSP, presented the check to hospital officials in a brief but meaningful presentation outside the center’s entrance located at 1 Elliot Way. Elliot Hospital CEO Dr. Greg Baxter was joined by the hospital’s capital campaign co-chairs Ellie Cochran and Charlie Goodwin, as well as Kelli Rafferty, the director of philanthropy and community engagement.
The six-figure gift was the most recent in a series of contributions made by Brady Sullivan to Elliot Hospital over many years. “We are truly honored that Arthur and Shane have made this gift on behalf of their company. They are really important members of our community as demonstrated by their ongoing commitment to the city of Manchester and beyond. And we are so pleased that they saw the need, the value and the importance of expanding cancer care in our city,” said Kelli Rafferty.
Dr. Baxter expressed his gratitude to Brady Sullivan for their generous donation. “We are honored that Arthur and Shane, with Brady Sullivan Properties, have joined us to support this project. Our neighbors who hear the words ‘you have cancer’ will find the full spectrum of cancer care services and a supportive environment focused on helping them through their cancer journey right here at The Elliot in Manchester.”
The Solinsky Center for Cancer (named after Ken and Grace Solinsky – entrepreneurs and business owners of Insight Technologies Care), broke ground 14 months ago and officially opened to patients at the beginning of August.
The center serves 129 towns across New Hampshire, and a dedicated staff of approximately 150 is ready to ensure that each patient receives optimized care.
Arthur Sullivan explained the hospital’s significance saying, “Over the years, the Elliot has meant a lot to Shane and me, our families, and members of the Brady Sullivan team. We’ve seen firsthand the immense difficulties of battling through cancer treatment and its toll on friends and loved ones. So, we are thrilled and honored to play our part in making sure that every cancer patient receives the best possible care.”
The hospital’s original capital campaign goal was $10 million but as funds rolled in from donors from every walk of life, they began seeing the potential of exceeding the initial goal, which presently stands at approximately $12.5 million. Consequently, the additional raised funds became a game-changer in the Solinsky Center’s approach to cancer treatment by allowing them to purchase two Linea Accelerators (LINAC machines). The LINAC machine offers ground-breaking radiation treatment by mapping, pinpointing, and treating cancer cells without damaging the healthy ones like traditional equipment. And having such high-tech medical equipment, together with the ability to offer consolidated care in one location, has made all the difference in the quality of life for cancer patients as they undergo treatment.
The official campaign concludes at the end of the calendar year 2020. And, with the main facility up and running, the center and its parent affiliate Elliot Hospital can now focus on establishing the additional programs and services that will support and enhance the lives of their patients for many years to come. Contact the Elliott Health System to contribute to the Center’s capital campaign.