Patrick Dempsey to Open Cancer Center in Maine

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Just call him Dr. McDreamy ... on Grey's Anatomy and in real life!

Patrick Dempsey unveiled a cancer center in his name at the Central Maine Medical Center in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine, on Monday.

Patrick Dempsey on Grey's Anatomy

The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, which opens March 31, will offer education and support for cancer patients and their families.

The handsome Grey's Anatomy star, 42, says he was inspired after his mother successfully overcame ovarian cancer at the hospital.

"For a family to get a cancer diagnosis is devastating, and all the information out there can be overwhelming," Patrick Dempsey said.

"A lot of the Web sites I went to just didn't have enough information."

Patrick provided a seed grant for the center, will also take part in the center's public education campaign about cancer prevention and detection.

His sister, Mary, a hospital employee, will run the center.

Dempsey has been married to his wife, Jillian Dempsey, for eight years. They have twins, Darby and Sullivan, 1, and a daughter, Tallulah, 6.

With all the scandal we write about on The Hollywood Gossip, it's always nice to see that some celebrities are grounded and giving back to their community.

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