“Pink Out Providence” Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
September 21, 2016 10:34 am
The Breast Center at Providence Hospital will kick off its annual breast cancer awareness month recognition with the “Pink Out Providence” event Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the hospital’s DePaul Center (6801 Airport Boulevard, Mobile 36608.) The public is invited and admission is free.
Breast cancer experts and patients from Providence will speak on cancer-related topics:
- Lynn Land, CRNP, an oncology nurse who works exclusively with cancer patients, will discuss the importance of good nutrition during cancer treatment and why vitamin levels should be monitored. She will also review foods that help patients deal with nausea and other side effects of treatment.
- Breast cancer survivor Lynn Tate will share her personal story of being diagnosed shortly after her retirement as Vice President of Missions at Providence Hospital and what it is like to receive care where she worked for more than 40 years.
- Robi Jones, RN, CRNP, CBCN, Breast Center Care Coordinator, will discuss the the role of genetic testing in the prevention and treatment of breast and ovarian cancer. Her overview will examine who is eligible for genetic testing, the process, and the psychological impact and subsequent medical management of the test results.
- Rhonda Daugherty, breast cancer survivor, will share the story of her personal journey through diagnosis and treatment.
In addition to the presentations, a variety of community partners and sponsors will be on hand to provide educational materials and local resource information. Refreshments will be served and guests will receive giveaways. “Pink Out Providence” sponsors and exhibitors include Myriad Genetics, Covenant Care, Ambry Genetics, Southern Cancer Center, Genentech, Providence Cancer Center, Providence Breast Center, Providence Hospital Breast Friends Support Group, Cares Health Services and Mobile Fire and Rescue.
Several other breast cancer awareness events are scheduled throughout the month of October. All proceeds benefit the Providence Hospital Breast Cancer Outreach Fund which helps provide financial assistance to patients in need while undergoing treatment.
The Breast Center at Providence Hospital is equipped to perform a wide range of breast imaging including state-of-the-art 3-D diagnostic digital mammography, ultrasound and MRI. The Breast Center also offers core needle biopsy through ultrasound, stereotactic or MRI guidance. The center’s specially trained staff provides every patient with the resources she needs to answer questions about education, diagnosis and treatment options.
Those needing more information about the Breast Center or the “Pink Out Providence” event may call 251-639-2852.
About Providence Health System
Providence Health System encompasses Providence Hospital and Providence Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician network. A ministry of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and largest private not-for-profit health system, Providence has answered the call to serve, to care and to heal since 1854 when it was founded by the Daughters of Charity. Providence Medical Group has thirteen practices and more than seventy physicians offering primary and specialty physician services in southwest Alabama and southeast Mississippi. Providence Hospital, a 349-bed facility, cares for more than 14,000 inpatients and 160,000 outpatients each year. Other specialized services offered at Providence Hospital include open-heart surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center and an Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. Providence Hospital received an “A” grade for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group. The grades used in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety ScoreSM program are derived from expert analysis of publicly available data using national evidence-based measures of patient safety. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score program grades hospitals on their overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. For more information, visit www.providencehospital.org.
Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.