Fundraising Campaign for Lancaster’s Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute Receives National Recognition

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The ‘You and I Will Change Lives’ campaign, led by Walt Legenstein and Kim Smith of Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, has been recognized by both The Advisory Board and Association of Health Care Philanthropy for its exemplary efforts in raising $25 million toward the $46 million Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute in Lancaster, Pa.

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Left to right are Jennifer Groff (Lancaster General Health's Director, Major Gifts), Walt Legenstein (Campaign Chair), and Kim Smith (Communications Committee Chair).

The Cancer Institute is a gift by the community for the community that will transform care for cancer patients and their families.

Lancaster, Pa., law firm Hartman Underhill & Brubaker, LLC (HUB) is pleased to announce that the ‘You and I Will Change Lives’ campaign, led by Walt Legenstein, CEO of Certified Carpet, and Kim Smith, a partner at HUB and a breast cancer survivor, was recognized by The Advisory Board (a global technology and research firm) and the Association of Health Care Philanthropy for raising $25 million toward the $46 million Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute.

The campaign, launched in 2011, raised the substantial funds in a market of just 500,000 people. A leadership gift of $5 million from Lancaster philanthropist Ann B. Barshinger was followed by gifts from more than 825 individual donors and more than 50 corporate donors. The 90,000-square-foot Lancaster General Health Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute opened to the community in July of 2013.

Walt Legenstein served as the campaign chair and Kim Smith served as the communications committee chair of the campaign.

"It was such an honor to work with Walt, the Campaign Committee, and the Foundation staff on this very special project," said Smith. "The Cancer Institute is a gift by the community for the community that will transform care for cancer patients and their families. As a volunteer who was part of the process, it just doesn't get much better than that."

About the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute

The two-story, 90,000-square-foot Cancer Institute integrates advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies with nature. The connection to living systems has been shown to regenerate and heal, soothe the patient’s mind and body and create a feeling of serenity.

Abundant natural light, a wall of living plants, natural wood finishes, terrazzo flooring, terra cotta walls, and art, hand-selected by Lancaster General Health’s Healing Arts Commission, transform the building into a warm and welcoming place. At the heart of the design lies a healing garden landscaped with native plants, water, paths and stone benches. The garden offers contemplative spaces for patients and families to interact with nature and find comfort by the meditation pavilion.

The care team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, nurses, nurse navigators, and a symptom management nurse practitioner, along with an oncology support staff of social workers, dietitian, psychologist, lymphedema therapist, genetic counselors, chaplain and financial counselor, who ensure the patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met.

Nine family consultation rooms, 37 examination rooms, and eight areas where physicians and nurses collaborate, are strategically built in eight pods along the curved-shaped hallway, designed to enhance privacy. The 31 private and semi-private infusion therapy/chemotherapy suites allow patients to personalize their treatment areas with their choice of music or television, temperature and light.

For more information about the Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, visit http://www.LGHealth.org/cancer.

About Hartman Underhill & Brubaker

Hartman Underhill & Brubaker LLC (HUB) is a full-service, Lancaster, Pa.-based law firm offering comprehensive services throughout Central Pennsylvania in the areas of business, land use, school and municipal, and litigation. Its practice groups include Business Services; Financial Services; Employment, Pension, and Tax; Estate Planning, Succession Planning, and Elder Law; Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use; School and Municipal Law; Litigation; and Family Law. Established in 1978, HUB has steadily expanded in size, expertise, and depth of experience while enhancing its position as one of the most well-respected and well-positioned law firms in Central Pennsylvania. The firm has offices in Downtown Lancaster and Ephrata, Pa.

HUB’s team of 18 attorneys includes partners Michael W. Babic, Thomas W. Bergen, Joshua D. Cohen, Robert M. Frankhouser, Jr., Kevin M. French, Alexander Henderson, III, William C. McCarty, Jeffrey P. Ouellet, Kim R. Smith, Mark Stanley (Managing Partner), and William J. Zee III; associates Joseph B. Allen, Brandon S. Harter, Kaitlin R. McGinnis, and David M. Walker; and attorneys of counsel Marylou Barton, Mark L. James, and Christopher S. Underhill.

For more information, visit http://www.HUBlaw.com.

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