Participants to write scripture verses and other inspirational messages on hospital floors
ATLANTA, April 30, 2012 – Patients, caregivers, local spiritual representatives and hospital staff will participate in a unique blessing event as Cancer Treatment Centers of America
(CTCA) at Southeastern Regional Medical Center is nearing the 100-day countdown to opening its doors to patients and their families from across the region.
The blessing ceremony will take place Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 am to noon at the soon-to-open comprehensive cancer center, 600 Parkway North in Newnan. Participants will place
hope-filled, permanent marks on various areas of the hospital floor by writing favorite scriptures and inspirational messages.
“We do everything we can to help cancer patients live, and live with a quality of life, through a model of care that focuses on the needs of each patient – mind, body and spirit,” said Rev.
Chip Gordon, director of pastoral care at CTCA at Southeastern. “These words bless the hospital, the patients and families who come here for care, and those who serve them.”
The all-digital hospital will open August 15, featuring 25 private inpatient treatment rooms, surgical suites, specialized treatment suites for endoscopy and bronchoscopy, state-of-the-
art radiation and infusion therapy departments, rehabilitation and physical therapy department, concierge services, a dining room, chapel, onsite accommodations for outpatients and their
families, and more. The hospital will be the first in Georgia to provide radiation therapy with Varian TrueBeam™ technology, in addition to TomoTherapy® HD, digital imaging and
The Newnan facility joins CTCA regional hospitals in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. CTCA specializes in treating advanced-stage and complex cancer
with a fully integrated model that combines leading clinical treatments and technologies with scientifically supported complementary therapies to help manage side effects and improve
each patient’s quality of life.
For more information about CTCA at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, go to www.cancercenter.com/southeast.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-based supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while reducing side effects both during and after treatment. CTCA serves patients from around the world at its hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Consistently rated among U.S. hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care and patient experience, CTCA provides patients and their families with comprehensive information about their treatment options and encourages their active participation in treatment decisions. For more information, visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter.