Published Thursday, January 10, 2013

Health: Presentation on cancer hospital at Central Library

From Staff Reports

The Coweta Public Library System presents a program on the new Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in Newnan on Jan. 29.

The program will be held at 11 a.m. in the Central Public Library meeting room. Pastor Chip Gordon, director of Pastoral Care at the Newnan facility, will discuss the center’s history, philosophy and approach to patient care.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America opened the Southeastern Regional Medical Center, its fifth facility, in Newnan in August 2012.

Founded in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson in honor of his mother who died of cancer, CTCA’s guiding principle is to create patient-centered treatment for complex cancers. In addition to the traditional cancer treatment options of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, CTCA offers supportive therapies including nutritional, naturopathic, mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation, pain management, chiropractic care and spiritual support.

Gordon will discuss CTCA’s team approach and its “Mother Standard of Care,” whereby the patient is to be treated in the same fashion that any team member would want their family member to be treated.

The Coweta Public Library System seeks to meet the lifelong learning needs of the local community by sponsoring this and other health-related programs. The Central Library is located at 85 Literary Lane, in east Coweta. For more information or to register for the program call 770-683-2052.

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