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Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Continues Living with Cancer Speaker Series

Release Date: 10/29/2013

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.  On Thursday, November 7, at the Blue Hill Library at 10:30 am Hilary Schneider, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for the American Cancer Society, will present “The Affordable Health Care Act.”  While Ms. Schneider will focus on the impact that the Affordable Care Act will have on cancer patients, her presentation will likely interest a broader audience as well as she will provide an overview of the health care reform law and the Health Insurance Marketplace.  There will be ample time for discussion and questions. 
                              
The series will continue this winter with additional topics of interest to patients, survivors, caregivers, and healthcare providers.  On December 5, Hilary Chermak will lead an “Expressive Art” class and finally on January 9, Michael Reisman, Executive Director of the Beth C. Wright Center, will present “Cancer Resources in the Community.”

“BHMH is proud to collaborate with the Beth C. Wright Center.  We are committed to bringing interesting, informative and entertaining programs to our patients, neighbors and friends,” says Infusion-Oncology Clinic manager, Sandy Smallidge, RN.  “Information and education is critical to the people in our community affected by cancer.” 

Living with Cancer, kicked off on October 1 with a fascinating presentation given by oncologist Dr. Philip Brooks.  In “Musings of an American Oncologist in Beijing,” Dr. Brooks discussed his experiences living in Beijing, China with his wife as he worked to develop a western style oncology center. The packed Howard Room at the Blue hill Library was certainly entertained listening to Brooks’ anecdotes about living and working in Beijing.

All remaining programs will be held at the Blue Hill Library 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.  No registration is necessary and all presentations are free of charge.  For information, please contact the Beth C. Wright Center at 664-0339.

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