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Physician Honors Cancer Surviving Brother through Gift to The Foundation

Dr. Catherine Fitzmorris names the John Brady Troendle Infusion Center Lounge

Dr. Catherine Fitzmorris with her brother, John TroendleDr. Catherine Fitzmorris, a local ophthalmologist, knows firsthand the importance of delivering outstanding care to patients. When her brother John Troendle, at the age of 40, was diagnosed with cancer, she knew that the best physicians and treatments were needed to save his life.

John's cancer diagnosis came only two weeks after the birth of his first child. That began an intensive nine month treatment plan that included chemotherapy. During that time, he and his family relied on the expertise and compassion at EJGH. Now, almost reaching his five-year cancer-free milestone, he is grateful for the care he received.

After seeing her brother's care, Dr. Fitzmorris decided to support The Foundation's capital campaign to build a new Outpatient Oncology Infusion Center through a significant donation. She decided that it would have the most meaning by naming a part of the new infusion center after her brother. When the infusion center opens its doors, it will feature the John Brady Troendle Infusion Center Lounge.

"Being on the other side of medicine with my brother's struggle through chemotherapy helped me to understand gratitude and the thrill of a successful treatment process," said Dr. Fitzmorris. "I made a donation to The Foundation to hopefully make a small difference in the lives of patients and families going through this struggle. A new Infusion Center coupled with the excellent hospital staff will hopefully be a place where the art and science of medicine merge for cancer cures."

 

 

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