The John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center, located across Haynes Street from Manchester Memorial Hospital, offers comprehensive cancer services. The center is very welcoming and designed with the comfort of patients and their families first and foremost. The building includes exam and procedure rooms to handle nursing home, bed-bound, wheelchair-bound, and ambulatory patients. It also offers discrete access for ambulances, and adequate office and treatment spaces for the numerous components of the multidisciplinary care team (medical, psychosocial, nutrition, finance, social work, patient education, support services).
The healthcare team of the Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute at the John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center is committed to meeting the physical and emotional needs and expectations of our patients and their families by offering comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, psychological support, supportive care, and long-term, follow-up care through a multi-disciplinary approach for both inpatients and outpatients.
ECHN provides patient navigator services, dietary, social work, financial counseling and support groups to our cancer patients. Integrative medicine and a patient resource center are available to allow patients to learn about complementary treatment approaches and to research their disease. This allows patients to better participate in their care and to assist in the decision-making process.
Cancer Center Operating Fund
The Operating Fund offsets costs associated with cancer programs, services, equipment, renovations and maintenance associated with providing the best in quality cancer care for the community. These funds serve the greatest needs of the patients of the John A. DeQuattro Cancer Center.
DeQuattro Cancer Fund
In memory of the late John A. DeQuattro, DeQuattro Cancer Fund supports the needs of the community of cancer patients by providing personal comfort and neighborly care through financial assistance, family support, education, and counseling to ensure continued quality cancer care close to home. Funds help offset the costs associated with nurse navigators, nutritionists and other support services that will provide a compassionate and skilled environment serving the specialized needs of cancer patients.
Meg Berté Owen Cancer Survivorship Fund
The Meg Berte Owen Cancer Survivorship Fund is used to support a survivorship program with activities that reduce the late effects of cancer treatment while improving and encouraging surveillance for recurring cancers and second malignancies. The survivorship program focuses on addressing the psychosocial needs of patients and their families. Major areas of interest include the assessment and management of anxiety, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, employment, disability, insurability, sexuality, nutrition and fertility. Genetic assessment of patients and their families with a potential for inherited cancer syndromes is encouraged. The fund also assists in supporting community outreach activities directed at the needs of our cancer survivors. To view a video about Meg Owen's story, click here.
Cancer Resource Education Fund
The Cancer Resource Education Fund offers educational booklets and videos for use at the Cancer Center and also enables the coordination and promotion of upcoming educational seminars and workshops. The Fund enhances educational opportunities and expansion of services to our cancer patients and families.
Complementary and Integrative Medicine Fund
As part of our focus to care for the total person living with cancer, the Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) Fund supports the delivery of therapies practiced together or in addition to conventional (allopathic) medicine. Integrative Medicine may be used to manage symptoms, increase quality of life or to improve the effectiveness of conventional medicine. CIM generally focuses on facilitating the body’s innate healing response. CIM concentrates on the whole person and is evidence based. These therapies may include elements of mind-body medicine such as hypnosis and cognitive behavioral medicine, body-based therapies such as acupuncture and massage, and energy-based practices such as Reiki and therapeutic touch. Art, music and herbal therapies are also considered part of CIM.
Community Outreach Coordinator Fund
The Community Outreach Coordinator Fund provides spiritual and pastoral care to patients, family and loved ones. The fund offsets costs associated with the development of diverse, faith-based, community programs which will enhance services to the patients and families associated with the Eastern Connecticut Cancer Institute.
Would you like to help?
Donations to the Cancer Center are very much appreciated and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You may donate right now online using our secure donation form or by calling the number listed below.
You may also mail your check, payable to the ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation, to:
ECHN Community Healthcare Foundation
71 Haynes Street
Manchester, CT 06040
For more information, please call 860.647.6877
, or email email@example.com.