The entire staff at CareFirst is saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Margene Tichane.

Dr. Tichane and her husband, Robert, were generous and active supporters of the CareFirst mission over the years through their continuous professional efforts and substantial donations.

In June 2015 the new CareFirst administration building in Coopers Plains, New York, was named in honor of Dr. Margene Tichane.

During the opening ceremony of the freshly renovated building, Margene commented by saying, “It was an honor. Being able to help patients in the last part of their lives is so important. We came up with the idea of supporting hospice care so they can take care of patients when they really need it the most. It’s wonderful what they’ve done here. It’s really a blessing.”

Dr. Tichane truly believed in the CareFirst mission. Her dedication to our meaningful work of affirming life through extraordinary, compassionate care for the seriously ill and grieving shined through in her enormous generosity.

Our appreciation of Dr. Tichane’s support to our agency goes beyond words. Her incredible big-heartedness over the years is inspiring and will be remembered for generations to come.