Local support for The Davis House continues to make a difference for cancer patients and their families.
On behalf of Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center, Administrator Denise Campbell, Assistant Administrator Diane Crickard and Board Member Mike Taylor recently donated funds to the Davis Health System Foundation's Davis House, located on the corner of Harrison Avenue and Reed Street in Elkins.
"We feel it is important to bring our support to this extraordinary project that is already benefiting families in West Virginia," Campbell said.
Representatives from Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center present a $1,000 donation to Dan Bucher, special projects coordinator for the DHS Foundation. The Davis House provides free lodging for Davis Memorial Hospital cancer patients. Shown in the photo from left are, Bucher, DHS CEO Mark Doak, Diane Crickard, Mike Taylor and Denise Campbell.
The Davis House, which provides temporary lodging for cancer patients needing treatment at the DMH Cancer Care Center, opened its doors on Sept. 13. Davis Health System CEO Mark Doak said cancer patients and their families have stayed at The Davis House each week since it opened.
"To date we have been able to provide lodging at The Davis House for patients from Tucker, Braxton, Pocahontas and Barbour counties," Doak said. "We owe ERCC and many others much gratitude for helping us make this service possible."
Most of the funds raised during the initial Davis House campaign were used to renovate the house which includes six private guest suites. Additional contributions support the endowment which was established to fund the ongoing operating costs of utilities, supplies, cleaning, repairs and other services.