The Mark J. Gordon Foundation has donated $10,000 to support the Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.
The Biller Resource Center encompasses a wide variety of supportive care services for City of Hope patients, their family members and caregivers, including psychology, clinical social work, patient navigation and other important programs that enhance the quality of patient care.
Although the center’s physical space will not open until later this year, services offered through the center expanded significantly in 2007 to reach increasing numbers of patients and their caregivers. Five patient navigators are now on staff, serving as a vital connection for outpatients who can easily fall through the cracks. In addition, the center recently brought on Natalie Schnaitmann, formerly manager of the Community Health Program at Moores Cancer Center (University of California, San Diego) to serve as director of operations.
The Mark J. Gordon Foundation, based in Aventura, Fla., aims to provide equal opportunity to each and every life. The foundation meets this mission by educating and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for change in their communities, and by providing infrastructure and leveraging partnerships for health-care delivery domestically and internationally with the ultimate goal of bringing opportunity to the disadvantaged, while strengthening the bond of families.