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3-time cancer survivor participates in Celebrate Life event

June 5, the 2005 West Liberty-Salem High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center graduate joined more than 115 other five-year cancer survivors at the red carpet “Celebrate Life” event hosted by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill.

CTCA Care Manager Nurse Honored With Daisy Award for Compassionate Care

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has honored registered nurse Catherine Pippin with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

Mental Health During Cancer Treatment

A cancer diagnosis can prove challenging to anyone’s state of mind, often eliciting feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, and frustration. Treatment regimens can also impact patients’ ability to maintain their daily routines, which may increase their risk of depression. But depression doesn’t have to go hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. David Wakefield at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa discusses ways to lower your risk (pages 19-22).

I am like a walking miracle

Cindy Olmstead, a breast cancer survivor from Wauseon, Ohio, joined more than 115 five-year cancer survivors on Friday, June 5, 2015 for an emotional and momentous walk down a red carpet lined with hundreds of cheering family, friends, caregivers and hospital care team members, to celebrate five years of cancer survivorship.

When Words Are Not Enough: Helping Families With Grief

Debbra Gossen, RN, OCN, GMS, nurse navigator at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center and nationally-certified grief management specialist, joins other grief experts in the discussion on how to help families experiencing grief. Debbra shares that each person grieves differently – there is no one set way to grieve - and offers how nurses can embrace and support grieving families.

CDC pushes prevention as melanoma rates double

Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled in the United States in the past 30 years and will continue to climb unless people minimize exposure to ultraviolet light, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona resident and CTCA melanoma patient Tara Beye has become an advocate for skin cancer prevention

Changing healthcare requirements prompt registered nurses to earn bachelor's degrees

Laura Gilmore, MSN, RN-BC, Magnet® Program Director at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), shares why she chose to pursue her BSN through the Chamberlain College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program. As a commitment to providing extraordinary patient care, CTCA at Midwestern has agreed that by 2020, 80 percent of its RNs will hold a BSN.

What If You Heard the Voice of God?

What would you do if you heard the voice of the Lord? When Pastor Juan Strayham from Detroit, MI heard God tell him “wait for the miracle” on January 5, 2014, he was in awe. Shortly after, his wife, Pastor Anne, was diagnosed with stage III uterine cancer.  Both being pastors, the couple saw the work of God in their lives throughout Anne’s treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.

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