Grand View Hospital Employees Give Cancer Survivors ‘Baskets of Hope’
|(September 29, 2010) Sellersville, PA - For cancer survivors and their loved ones, hope can come in many forms – hearing an encouraging story from a fellow survivor, discovering that you are an inspiration to others, or learning tips on how to cope with the disease. On Saturday, Sept 25 at Grand View Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Celebration, hope came in all of these forms, but it also came in the form of baskets created by hospital employees.
“We wanted to show our guests, whether they are currently under treatment or are in remission, that the entire hospital is behind them in their battle with cancer. The result was our Baskets of Hope Contest,” said Dorothy Barwis, Radiation Oncology Manager and Master of Ceremonies of the event. “We asked hospital departments to create a gift basket to instill a sense of hope among our guests. The turnout was truly touching. We received basket after basket, totaling more than 30 from throughout the hospital. I couldn’t believe it.”
With themes ranging from golf and sports to movie night and rainy day fun, guests voted for their favorite basket during the event. The winner was a fall-themed basket of gift cards, given by Grand View’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.
More than 110 people attended the event, held at Calvary Church in Souderton. The morning’s activities also included a complimentary breakfast and inspirational talks by Martin Hightower, MD, Chairman of Radiation Oncology; Eva Grayzel,
(from left) Tina Sowicz, winner of the first place ‘Basket of Hope’ joins the basket’s designer, Vicki Asbury of Grand View’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at the 23rd Grand View Hospital Cancer Survivors Celebration. More than 30 themed baskets were created by hospital employees and raffled off during the event
|cancer survivor and inspirational speaker; and Chris Hansen, CRNP, Palliative Care Specialist.
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).
For more information on the Regional Cancer Program at Grand View Hospital, please call 215-453-3356 or visit us online at www.gvh.org.