It all comes down to this,” says Irwin Birnbaum, a member of the South County Hospital Board of Trustees. “Community hospitals provide about 85 percent of all cancer care delivered in the United States. Our Community Cancer Center is central to our role as a driver of health care in southern Rhode Island.”
The importance of the project has inspired Birnbaum and his wife, Arlene, to support The Campaign for Cancer Care at South County Hospital.
“Philanthropy is the seed funding for growth and innovation in health care today,” he says. “A hospital’s social contract with its community is to provide accessible, high-quality health care. A community’s social contract with its hospital is to support that work. Arlene and I are delighted to be part of the future of our Hospital.”