HSHS St. Francis Hospital is celebrating the anniversary of its Cancer Care Center, a service that has allowed patients to receive comprehensive cancer care services close to home, work and family.
As a special part of the anniversary, tote bags and warm blankets were given to patients. Cookies were served in the waiting room to colleagues and guests. Tina Guinn, RN, supervisor of the department presented gifts to Edna Palmer, from Staunton. Guinn stated, “Our Cancer Care Center patients are so inspiring. We were happy to provide these gifts to them during our anniversary celebration.”
The new patient care service at St. Francis is located on the fourth floor and opened in January 2017. Services include chemotherapy treatment, blood transfusion, infusions and injections in a space that provides patient privacy and comfort. The area can accommodate up to 16 patients daily, and is an addition to the existing outpatient medical oncology clinic located in the hospital.