Reading Hospital Foundation receives donation from grateful patient to enhance care at McGlinn Cancer Institute

Reading Hospital Foundation recently hosted a donor recognition event with Tony Forino, Founder and CEO of Forino Co., L.P., a grateful patient who donated to the Foundation for McGlinn Cancer Institute (MCI).

The donation will be used to purchase 10 new treatment chairs for the MCI Infusion Center, provide support to the MCI Patient Assistance Fund, and will help offset the cost of a new digital histological scanner.

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The new scanner will allow the entire clinical care team to view and share enhanced pathology images to identify the best course of treatment for each patient. It will also allow for greater teaching opportunities for the Hospital’s residents and fellows.

To recognize his generous donation the reception area in McGlinn Cancer Institute’s Infusion area has been named the “Tony Forino Reception Area.”

Mr. Forino shared with attendees, “I was impressed by the care teams’ compassion and attention to detail during my treatment. I thank them for all they did for me and for all the other patients. We are so lucky to have their expertise in our community. My family and I are happy we can help other patients as they begin their journey to recovery”

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At the event Charles F. Barbera, MD, Reading Hospital president and CEO said, “So often people ask me ‘What’s the best part of your job?’ It’s days like this when we get to see a former patient and their family. Our team at Reading Hospital is so proud to provide high-quality care to our friends and neighbors. Mr. Forino’s generous gift will help us continue to provide that care.”

A donation to the Reading Hospital Foundation helps to transform healthcare for patients and the community. Individuals interested in donating can visit towerhealth.org/RHFoundation, click “Make a Gift,” and select the Gift Purpose from the drop-down menu.

“We are so appreciative of the Forino’s generosity and dedication to McGlinn Cancer Institute,” said Katherine Thornton, Reading Hospital Foundation President. “This support will improve the lives of our patients and the families impacted by a cancer diagnosis.”

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