Thursday, July 12th, 2001
Thomas Brown new NHS Foundation v-p Nanticoke Health Services CEO/president Edward Hancock announces that Thomas Brown has recently joined Nanticoke Health Services as the vice president of Foundation. With more than 15 years of experience in fund raising, he joins Nanticoke from Stella Maris (Mercy Health Systems), a 448-bed long-term-care facility and retirement community, where he was the vice president of marketing and development.

Previously, he was vice president at Mt. St. Joseph, a boy's preparatory school in Baltimore, where he had marketing and development responsibilities. In addition, he served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the O'Dwyer Retreat House, which is a facility for young people, owned by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Nanticoke Health Services Foundation will provide a central focus for those who wish to support the hospital and its mission.

Through an organized fund-raising program, Nanticoke will be able to encourage support of the hospital and show the organization to be good stewards of those resources. The Foundation will offer patients' families and friends many ways to express their support and gratitude to the hospital by making tribute donations, annual gifts, stock gifts, bequests, and other donations.

"Nanticoke has experienced remarkable growth over the last few years. This growth has been driven by the mission of Nanticoke Health Services to improve the quality of life for the communities it serves by improved health status," says Hancock. "Looking out into the future, it is clear these health needs will continue to grow and, therefore so must Nanticoke. The Nanticoke Health Services Foundation will provide ways in which people can assist the hospital in meeting the health needs of our communities and its future growth. "Under the direction of the Board of Trustees of Nanticoke Health Services, the Foundation will provide the means for patients and friends to financially contribute to the hospital and its programs."

"I look forward to working with the communities served by Nanticoke, businesses, volunteers, patients and donors to find ways that we can insure that quality health care will be available to us," says Brown. To learn more about the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation, call 629-6611, extension 2405.
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