Thanks to a generous $2.5 million donation from cancer survivor Rodney Mott and his wife, Vicki, Roper St. Francis will create the Mott Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program. Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley will likely be the home for the new program.
Mr. Mott, a retired steel industry veteran, said he and his wife considered programs across the country and ultimately chose RSFH because of its superior quality. The Mott’s gift will support top-level care and enhance the program for decades to come.
Dr. Steve Akman, Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s medical director for oncology says that the Mott Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program will allow RSFH to “serve more transplant patients as well as position ourselves for the future of cellular therapies that are in development.”
The majority of the Motts’ donation will be used to create an endowment that covers the cost of a transplant coordinator position, who will serve as the patient’s navigator during their cancer journey. The remainder of the generous donation will be used for facility renovations, new technology and additional positions.
Thanks to the Motts for their unbelievable generosity, and to our own RSFH staff who works to ensure every client receives the most excellent care available.