Blue Hill Memorial Hospital’s Living with Cancer topic on community resources

Posted Jan. 07, 2014, at 9:59 a.m.

BLUE HILL, Maine — Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, along with the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and Tradewind’s Pumped Up to Fight Cancer fund, have co-sponsored a series of programs this fall and winter designed for cancer patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers.  On Thursday, January 9, at 10:30 am at the Blue Hill Library Michael Reisman, executive director of the Beth C. Wright Center, will present “Cancer Resources in the Community” at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Blue Hill Library.

The program is intended to be a review of all services available in this community.  Also speaking on Thursday are BHMH Occupational Therapist Beth Wagstaff who will provide an overview on Lymphedema prevention and treatment, BHMH Financial Counselor Rachel Fowler who will report on financial assistance available, Edee Howland who will deliver nutritional services information, and a representative from Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County.

“BHMH is grateful for the support of Tradewinds Marketplace with their Pumped Up to Fight Cancer program. We, along with Beth C. Wright Center, are committed to supporting our community,” says Infusion-Oncology Clinic manager, Sandy Smallidge, RN, according to a hospital press release.  “Information and education is critical to the people in our community affected by cancer.”

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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