Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Join The Fight, Let's Defeat Cancer Today

In addition to losing both of my parents at an age when they were much to young to leave, I have lost countless close friends, neighbors and co-workers to cancer. I am fortunate to work for a hospital system that is dedicated to improve the treatment and success in our war against this dreadful ailment. While I like to keep From The Land of Palm Trees light and easy to read, this is a cause that I feel strongly about. Please, as a reader and supporter of this blog, consider helping with our cause.

Roper St. Francis Cancer Care is a community, non-profit hospital-based cancer center accredited by the Commission on Cancer. We serve approximately 2000 newly diagnosed patients each year and strive to provide excellent care to our cancer patients and their caregivers. Our multi-disciplinary support team collaborates to assist in meeting the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of those we serve. Recognizing the broad continuum of needs for this population, we have a vision of expanding and developing more comprehensive oncology support services. With funding from the LIVESTRONG grant, Roper St Francis Cancer Care will have the opportunity to pursue such expansion and enhance the quality of care for our patients and their loved ones. We are a community healthcare system with a community focus. We have the desire to meet people at their point of need and to empower them as they journey through cancer.

Please Vote for my hospital to Receive a Grant for Palliative Care
(Please note you can vote for TWO RSFH grants in Pillars4Life and Palliative Care categories)

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is applying to be one of the first palliative care programs to receive certification by The Joint Commission (TJC). TJC is recognizing leading programs in an effort to provide and improve this needed service to all hospitals.

Roper St Francis Healthcare has applied to the Lance Armstrong Foundation to receive grant funding for this important process.

This foundation relies on online voting as part of their criteria.

Roper is the only hospital in South Carolina trying to get this grant. Hospitals from GA, NC and VA are also applying for this grant.

Please consider adding your vote before the deadline, March 23, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. CT.

It should only take 2 clicks at this site.

For more information, please contact SCHA’s Rick Foster, MD, and Karen Reeves, or:

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