2012 Community Report
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare is recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons for its free community outreach programs. These include:
- Risk and preventive educational programs for cancer
- nutritional education for cancer patients and for caregivers
- screening and prostate screening events in partnership with local community physicians
In 2012, more than 3,956 individuals participated in the Creative Arts—Body, Mind and Spirit Program. More than 175 programs were provided including risk, prevention and education, cancer support groups, as well as complementary and nutritional programs.
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer also offers Cancer Care Coordinators, experienced advanced practice nurses with expertise in oncology, who help patients and families, at no charge and whether diagnosed at Scottsdale Healthcare or not. In 2012, Cancer Care Coordinators provided new patient resources, ongoing support, accurate information and referrals to more than 200 patients each week.
The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center offers an in-depth cancer survivorship program, works with numerous national organizations to further their missions, and provides space free of charge to cancer support groups. The center’s Gift of Life Lodging Program provided more than 80 overnight hotel accommodations for cancer patients who must travel to receive daily treatment.
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