CAMBRIDGE -- American Cancer Society presented Southeastern Med with three awards on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center open house.
Dr. Michael Sarap received the ACS President's Award. The President's Award honors the state's top volunteers who lead the fight against cancer by spearheading activities that directly impact the disease.
The Southeastern Med Copers Cancer Support Group/Southeastern Med received the Excellence in Mission Award for their support of the American Cancer Society's mission of saving lives. This is a prestigious award for medical centers in the entire division which includes Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Debbie Leonard, Breast Health Navigator at Southeastern Med, received the State Sunshine Award for her efforts in the Look Good Feel Better program for cancer patients. Look Good, Feel Better is a free American Cancer Society program dedicated to improving the self esteem of women undergoing treatment for cancer. The program is a step-by-step makeover learning session led by trained cosmetology professionals to help cancer patients manage the appearance related effects of cancer treatment.
Southeastern Med hosted a community open house for the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center on Saturday, August 24. Visitors had the opportunity to tour the building and learn about the new technology and services offered at the cancer center. Physicians and staff members from the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center were on hand to answer questions. Visitors received free refreshments and a gift for attending.
The purchase of the Cambridge Regional Cancer Center allowed Southeastern Med to provide comprehensive cancer care close to home for Guernsey and Noble County residents. Southeastern Med and the cancer center offer a range of services to treat the whole person -- not just the disease, including advanced hematology and medical oncology services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, nutrition counseling, palliative care and support groups.