Major Gift Benefits BID Plymouth

September 19, 2019

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) announced today it has received a $730,000 donation from the estate of Maureen A. Tomaso-Stares. Ms. Tomaso-Stares, a Plymouth resident who passed away in 2017, directed her gift to benefit the hospital's Cancer Center, where she was a patient.

To honor Maureen and recognize her extraordinary donation, more than 50 family members, friends, and BID-Plymouth employees gathered in the BID-Plymouth Cancer Center on August 5, 2019 for the dedication of the Maureen A. Tomaso-Stares Waiting Room. Guests shared memories of Maureen during the evening reception and heard from several speakers, including Dr. Matt Koomey, Medical Director of the Cancer Center, and William B. Stares, Maureen's husband.

Remarking on the impact of the donation, Kevin Coughlin, President of BID-Plymouth, stated "Maureen's generous donation for our Cancer Center will allow us to add two new treatment rooms, update one of our infusion rooms, and improve the waiting room experience for other patients and loved ones. Maureen leaves a legacy of kindness and generosity through her gift of care and comfort for others. And for that we are truly grateful."

Planning is underway for the Cancer Center's expansion and renovation.

About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth (BID Plymouth) is a non-profit healthcare and hospice provider, serving 250,000 residents of 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID Plymouth is a full-service, 170-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.

BID Plymouth is a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,700 physicians and 39,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to great care and advance the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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