A New Resource Room Opens At The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center At Stonecresthttp://tristarstonecrest.com/
July 22, 2010
A recent open house event at StoneCrest’s Sarah Cannon Cancer Center celebrated the opening of the new Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation Resource Room. The Resource Room serves as a quiet place for those impacted by cancer to navigate their way through the diagnosis. Offering cancer educational material on a variety of subjects including clinical trials and special nutritional requirements, the new space also features survivor art and a computer workstation for connecting with licensed oncology professionals at The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and for conducting additional Internet research.
The Resource Room was funded from past Pearl Ball event proceeds. The Pearl Ball is a gala presented by Stonecrest Medical Center with proceeds benefiting The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.
Open house event attendees included hospital staff members, community members, and Susan Hosbach, executive director at The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.
“The opening of this Resource Room enables us to extend a physical presence to those in the Rutherford County area who are coping with cancer,” says Hosbach, executive director of The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. “Our hope is to continue to reach more adults from the moment of diagnosis with our compassionate, personalized guidance. “
The Resource Room is available for use by caregivers and cancer patients at no cost. Visit minniepearl.org for more information on the services provided by The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation.
About StoneCrest Medical Center
StoneCrest Medical Center, part of the TriStar Health System, is an Accredited Chest Pain and Accredited Cancer Center that offers a full array of acute care services including emergency care, general surgery, cardiology, obstetrics, intensive care, physical medicine, outpatient diagnostic services, and cancer care. Situated on 43 acres at the intersection of Interstate 24 and Sam Ridley Parkway, StoneCrest Medical Center offers 101 total beds. Additionally, the 160,000 square foot physician's building is adjacent to the medical center, providing convenient access from physician offices to the hospital. For more information, visit stonecrestmedical.com or call 615-768-2505.
About The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation
The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation (MPCF) is a nonprofit public charity committed to improving the lives of people impacted by cancer, as well as promoting cancer awareness and education and access to clinical research. Through its Resource Center and website, MPCF offers licensed cancer supportive services including oncology social work services, nutrition and side effect management consultations, a library of cancer-related materials, and numerous educational and support programs free of charge and regardless of treatment location. These services and programs complement cancer treatment by assisting people in navigating their way through a cancer diagnosis and positively influencing their quality of life. For more information, call (615) 467-1936 or toll-free (877) 467-1936 or visit www.minniepearl.org