Faith Regional Health Services welcomed teammates from Nucor to the Carson Cancer Center to tour the facility and cut a ribbon for the remodeled cancer center lobby and medical oncology treatment area on November 14, 2019. Improvements were made possible by Nucor’s donation of funds from their annual charity golf tournament to the Carson Cancer Center. The donation allowed for light remodeling and new furnishings including twelve recliners equipped with heat and charging stations, two bed suites; new flooring, paint, blinds, and amenities such as coffee bars for patients and families throughout.
“The Carson Cancer Center is an important part of the Norfolk community. It makes a huge difference in patients’ lives to be able to get the care they need locally instead of having to travel long distances for treatment,” said John Ferriola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nucor Corporation. “Nucor is proud that we played a role in making these improvements possible.”
The tour was led by Carson Cancer Center’s oncologists Dr. Rabih Fahed and Dr. Mohammed Zahra. In addition to getting a first hand look at the state-of-the-art technology the cancer center provides, teammates had an opportunity to visit with patients regarding the difference their donation has made in providing greater comfort while receiving treatments.
“We are grateful to all who participated in our golf tournament and pleased we were able to help make the remodel of the Carson Cancer Center possible. It is important to our teammates and their families that they and our entire community have access to such high-quality care right here in Norfolk,” said Troy Brooks, Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel Nebraska.
“The updated space and equipment to aid in the treatment of cancer patients locally means that much more knowing it was made possible by a community pillar like Nucor,” stated Kelly Driscoll, President and Chief Executive Officer of Faith Regional Health Services. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show them the impact their generosity and support have made.”