The Carroll Hospital Center Foundation said it has received $5 million towards a an effort to raise $22 million to benefit medical services.

The Taneytown-based Kahlert Foundation donated the money to be used to support improvement efforts at  Carroll Hospital Center and Carroll Hospice.

It is the first multi-million dollar gift the hospital has received in its 50-year history.

The fundraising effort, “Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always,” will support five key areas: the cancer center, a community education and wellness center, emerging technology, endowment funds and cardiovascular and stroke prevention and treatment.

For more information: www.carrollhospitalcenter.org/campaign