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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Announces Fall/ Winter Series – Living with Cancer

Release Date: 09/25/2013

Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (BHMH) along with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Tradewind’s Pumped Up to Fight Cancer fund are co-sponsoring a series of four programs this fall and winter designed for cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. The series, Living with Cancer, will include a fantastic presentation given by oncologist Dr. Philip Brooks, information on the Affordable Care Act, a creative art session, and a talk overviewing the wealth of cancer-related resources our community has to offer. All programs will be held at the Blue Hill Library and no registration is necessary.
The first program, “Musings of an American Oncologist in Beijing,” presented by Dr. Philip Brooks will take place at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 1.  Dr. Brooks will discuss his experiences living in Beijing with his wife as he worked to develop a Western style oncology center. Hear anecdotes about life in Beijing, starting an oncology center in China, the Chinese approach to oncology, and Dr. Brooks’ work overseeing physicians in hospitals in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

The series will continue with additional topics of interest to patients, survivors, caregivers, and healthcare providers.  The following Thursday programs will take place from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  On November 7, Hillary Schneider, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for the American Cancer Society will present “The Affordable Health Care Act.”  On December 5 an “Expressive Art” Class will be led by Hilary Chermak, and finally on January 9, Michael Reisman, Executive Director of the Beth C. Wright Center will present “Cancer Resources in the Community.”

“BHMH is excited to collaborate with the Beth C. Wright Center to bring interesting, informative and entertaining programs to our patients, neighbors and friends,” says community relations manager Kelley Columber. “We know there are many in our community who will benefit tremendously from attending and we hope they will take advantage of these free programs.”  For information on these programs, please contact the Beth C. Wright Center 664-0339.

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