Wednesday, June 29, 2011
North Broward Medical Center Hosts Cancer Survivor Dinner
Deerfield Beach, FL - North Broward Medical Center (NBMC) hosted a victory dinner in honor of Cancer Survivor Day on Friday, June 24. More than 50 cancer survivors and their families were treated to a delicious spaghetti dinner in the NBMC Conference Center. There was much laughter and reminiscing with staff, who were on hand to help serve food and play games with the attendees. Everyone enjoyed bingo and raffle prizes.
“This was a heartwarming event and a tradition that we hope to continue for years to come,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center.
“We decided to do a dinner this year so we could have all the families and friends attend and enjoy the festivities,” said Linda Watson, Social Services worker. “Honoring cancer survivors also includes their caregivers as they are as important as the medical team in making the treatment a success.”
NBMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is an approved cancer program by the Commission on Cancer, whose accreditation recognizes the quality of comprehensive cancer care available at a facility and offers a commitment that patients will have access to all the various medical specialists who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment center. North Broward Medical Center’s team approach to cancer care allows its specialists to design an individualized treatment plan that may include several types of therapies.
NBMC partners with the Moffitt Cancer Center, which brings patients the highest quality cancer care in Florida. The affiliation allows NBMC to collaborate with the very best doctors and gives access to the latest research, drug protocols, advanced technology and nationally recognized clinical trials. This includes the hospital’s 128 Multi-Slice CT Scanner, which detects cancer and other conditions early with unprecedented image quality. This machine provides each person with significant radiation protection, setting a new benchmark in lowering the radiation exposure to the patient.
Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class healthcare services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information, visit www.browardhealth.org.