June 16, 2024

MedStar Receives Donation from Ledo Pizza

Ledo Pizza

Photo Courtesy MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
Ledo Pizza donated $3,334 to Cancer Care and Infusion Services at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. Pictured from left are Teresa Gould, RN; Ric Braam, vice president of finance; Joan Popielski, director of CCIS; Cole Western, owner of Ledo Pizza in Leonardtown; and Cathy Fenwick, CCIS patient navigator. This is the second year Ledo Pizza has made a donation to MedStar St. Mary’s as part of its October Pink Pizza Box campaign.

Restaurant Held Awareness Campaign

After a very successful 2015 fundraiser, Ledo Pizza donated $3,334 to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

The Ledo Pizza corporate office in Annapolis made the donation to Cancer Care and Infusion Services at the hospital in Leonardtown. The restaurant used pink pizza boxes in October to help raise awareness of cancer charities, eventually raising $10,000 to donate to local organizations.

The owner of the Leonardtown Ledo Pizza, Cole Western, presented the donation to Joan Popielski, the director of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital’s Cancer Care and Infusion Services.

Mr. Western lost his first wife to sarcoma, a kind of cancer that develops from certain soft tissues, when she was just 30. Because of his personal experience with cancer, as well as the hospital’s past support of the Leonardtown restaurant, Mr. Western urged Ledo’s corporate office to donate to the hospital for a second year.

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is a full-service community hospital, delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care in Leonardtown, Md. Nestled in a waterside community, MedStar St. Mary’s provides advanced technology with a dedication to excellence in all services provided. The not-for-profit hospital has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals and is an eight time recipient of the prestigious Delmarva Medicare Excellence Award. In addition, MSMH received the Maryland Performance Excellence award at the Platinum level in 2014 – the highest in the state. The staff is committed to providing quality and compassionate medical care for all patients by coupling innovation with an outstanding team of medical staff members, associates, and volunteers.

For more information and one-click access to a full list of resources available at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, visit their Leader Page.

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