Grand View Hospital Receives Nonprofit of the Year Award at ‘In Living Pink’ Celebration
|(November 24, 2010) Sellersville, PA – Grand View Hospital received the Nonprofit of the Year Award from the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) of Greater Philadelphia at its third annual ‘In Living Pink’ fundraising event held on October 15.
YSC is an organization dedicated to drawing together young women facing breast cancer for strength, support, and community. Grand View Hospital was honored for providing a place in the community where young women with breast cancer can meet and share information and resources unique to their needs. YSC peer support meetings are held at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville on the first Monday of every month at 7 pm.
“Women under 40 with breast cancer is an often under-represented group and it faces unique challenges. Helping build a strong community for these women is something we feel is important and are glad to offer at Grand View,” Vice President, Quality, Darla Weaver said, who accepted the award on behalf of Grand View Hospital.
YSC is an international organization that works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for women diagnosed with breast cancer ages 40 and under.
Grand View’s Vice President, Quality, Darla Weaver, accepts Nonprofit of the Year Award from Young Survival Coalition
|YSC of Greater Philadelphia was started in February of 2007 by two young survivors from Bucks County who wanted to reduce the sense of isolation felt by young women with breast cancer by building a strong community of young survivors in the local area. YSC serves as a point of contact for newly diagnosed young women, provides peer support through informal networking meetings, distributes educational information for the recently diagnosed within the medical community, hosts educational and social programs for survivors and their families, and embraces the goal of educating the community on the reality of breast cancer in young women. Learn more about YSC online by visiting www.YoungSurvival.org/philadelphia.
About Grand View Hospital
A leader in cancer care for Upper Bucks and Northeastern Montgomery Counties, Grand View Hospital provides patients with a variety of tools to help in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. These include medical oncology, radiation oncology, cancer support groups, clinical trials, home care services, hospice, palliative care services, lymphedema therapy, cancer rehabilitation services, and other specialized cancer programs.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted three-year approval with commendation to Grand View’s Regional Cancer Program. The Outpatient Center at Sellersville has been awarded an accreditation after a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center is now a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, according to the Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Excellence. The Radiation Oncology Practice of Grand View Hospital and the High Point Cancer Center were awarded three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology. (ACRO)
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care. Learn more about Grand View online by visiting www.gvh.org.