The Oliva Fund for Cancer Care Supports the care and comfort of cancer patients at the Cancer Center at Milford Regional and Milford Regional Medical Center.
Milford Regional Medical Center recognizes that the high cost of healthcare has a significant impact on a patient’s ability to seek treatment and also their ability to successfully recuperate. They strive, with the support provided by the Oliva Fund for Cancer Care, to assist our patients who are in need.
Since the establishment of the fund in 2007, the community has raised nearly one million dollars for the Oliva Fund!
The Oliva Fund for Cancer Care supports patients in many ways, both large and small:
Gift Cards in amounts of $25, $50, $100 and $250 for gas, food, toiletries, etc... More than 200 gifts cards are dispersed each year.
Payment of Utility Bills to help offset the high cost of co pays and deductibles... Transportation to and from medical appointments – average $60/trip.
The Oliva Fund Comfort Cart to make a hospital stay more comfortable for patients and families... A gift that supports a cup of coffee or snack makes all the difference!
Support groups are an important part of both the healing process and the emotional support of losing a loved one or dealing with a diagnosis. A $100 donation helps support session.
Patient Wigs when insurance does not cover at a cost of as much as $100, $200, or $300 .
Stay At Home Program supports short-term care at home when VNA services have not started or are not available. Helps patients transition from hospital to home following a diagnosis or hospital stay... A $100 donation supports one stay at home visit.
Reflexology a system of massaging specific areas of the foot or sometimes the hand in order to promote healing and relieve stress in other parts of the body. More than 1,200 patients have received this important alternative treatment! Most patients receive two 1⁄2 hour sessions at no cost. $25 supports one session.