ECCC News http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/rss/ Feed showing the most recent news articles published on the ECCC website. Dr. Tirona Discusses Healthy Eating & Cancer http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/dr.-tirona/ <div class="captionImage left" style="width: 120px;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://huntingtons-kitchen.org/assets/Images/Content/Tirona.jpg" alt="" height="180" width="120"><p class="caption">Maria Tirona, MD</p> </div> <p class="Pa1"><a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=9]">Medical oncologist</a> Maria R. Tirona, MD, will be the featured speaker for the April <em>Healthy Living Series</em> at Huntington’s Kitchen. The discussion will focus on healthy eating and healthy habits to help lower cancer risk, and the presentation will include a food preparation demonstration and a light dinner, with a focus on nutritious foods.</p> <p>When: 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7, 2015</p> <p class="Pa1">Where: Huntington's Kitchen at 911 Third Avenue in Huntington, WV<br><br>Admission is free. Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Please <a href="http://huntingtons-kitchen.org/classes/">register online</a> or by calling Huntington’s Kitchen at <span class="phone">304.522.0887</span>.<br><br><em>Cabell Huntington Hospital's Healthy Living Series offers a variety of health and wellness information presented by a different physician each month. These free presentations take place at Huntington's Kitchenon the first Tuesday of the month.</em></p> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:31:49 -0400 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/dr.-tirona/ Closures & Schedule Changes for March 5, 2015 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/schedule-changes-for-thursday-march-5/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/snow-shovel.jpg" alt="" height="300" width="200"></p> <p>Today’s inclement weather has caused Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH), the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC), Hoops Family Children's Hospital (HFCH) and their satellite facilities to make changes in operating hours for Thursday, March 5, 2015.</p> <h3>CLOSED</h3> <ul><li>CHH Family Urgent Care Center</li> <li>CHH Family Medical Center - Barboursville</li> <li>CHH Family Medical Center - Kenova</li> <li>CHH Family Medical Center - Proctorville</li> <li>Women’s and Family Medical Center - Huntington</li> <li>Cabell Pediatrics</li> <li>Huntington Women’s Health (Drs. Joseph Assaley, Paul Lee and Jessica Granger)</li> <li>Center for Wound Healing</li> <li>Center for Lung Health</li> <li>Huntington’s Kitchen (all classes for today are canceled)</li> <li>Cook Eye Center</li> </ul><h3>DELAYED</h3> <ul><li>CHH Center for Surgical Weight Control – Opening at 10 a.m.</li> <li>ECCC Adult Oncology – Opening at 10 a.m.</li> <li>ECCC Adult Infusion – Opening at 10 a.m.</li> <li>ECCC Surgical Oncology Clinics – Opening noon</li> <li>ECCC Diagnostic Breast Center   - Opening at noon</li> <li>CHH Breast Health Center – Opening at noon</li> </ul><h3>PLEASE NOTE:</h3> <p>ECCC Radiation Oncology and ECCC Pediatric Oncology will operate on a normal schedule today.</p> <p>For questions about appointments at locations not listed, please call the office directly.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:44:44 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/schedule-changes-for-thursday-march-5/ March 2015 Events on Campus http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/march-2015-events-on-campus/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/support-1.jpg" alt="" height="157" width="200">Classes and special events help us learn from the experts about health issues. Support groups offer the opportunity to learn from experts and each other about a condition and its symptoms and treatment. Connecting with others in a similar situation enables you to share experiences and practical advice and learn more about what you are facing. And who knows? You may make some friends while you're there!<br><br>All of our support groups are free, and most take place on the Cabell Huntington Hospital campus. Everyone is welcome and there's no need to register in advance. For details about upcoming special events and support group meetings, see our <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/"><span class="ss-broken">calendar page</span></a>.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:26:01 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/march-2015-events-on-campus/ Attend the 2015 Regional Cancer Nursing Symposium http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/attend-the-2015-regional-cancer-nursing-symposium/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/ECCC-nursing.jpg" alt="" height="300" width="200">The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cabell Huntington Hospital are presenting the 9th Annual Regional Cancer Nursing Symposium from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 9-10, 2015 at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington. The symposium was developed for nurses and allied health professionals involved in the care of people with cancer. Participants may attend one day or both days, with 5.0 contact hours provided for each day. The cost of the event is $25 per day, which includes refreshments and a flash drive containing conference materials.<br><br>The agenda includes presentations by physicians and health professionals on skin cancers, reconstruction in skin cancers, melanoma treatment options and translational research, as well as current topics in pharmacology, chemotherapy and palliative care. More detailed information is available in the <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[file_link,id=479]" target="_blank">brochure</a>.</p> <p>To register, please complete the form and follow the instructions in the brochure by the deadline: <strong>March 27, 2015</strong>.</p> <p>For more information, please contact Jill Gindlesperger by <a href="mailto:Jill.Gindlesperger@chhi.org">email</a> or by calling <span class="phone">304.399.6515.</span></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:13:20 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/attend-the-2015-regional-cancer-nursing-symposium/ Normal Schedule for ECCC Feb. 17 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/normal-schedule-for-eccc-feb.-17/ <p><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/snowball-fightweb.jpg" alt="" height="202" width="300">The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital is operating on a normal schedule. Patients may call ahead to confirm or reschedule appointments.</p> <p>A list of Cabell Huntington Hospital clinics and offices that are closed today, Tuesday, February 17, 2014 can be found <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/wns/weather-related-closures-and-changes-tuesday-feb-17">here</a>.</p> <p>Check for updates about changes or closures on the ECCC’s <a href="http://www.facebook.com/EdwardsComprehensiveCancerCenter">Facebook page</a> or follow @EdwardsCCC on Twitter.</p> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:22:25 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/normal-schedule-for-eccc-feb.-17/ ECCC and CHH Announce Weather-Related Closures and Schedule Changes http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-and-cabell-huntington-hospital-announce-weather-related-closures-and-schedule-changes/ <p>Today's deteriorating weather conditions have resulted in the early closure of many of the clinics at Cabell Huntington Hospital, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and at outlying hospital facilities.</p> <p>The following clinics and offices are closing early today, February 16:</p> <ul><li>Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center medical, pediatric and surgical clinics closed at noon (adult infusion at ECCC will close at 2 p.m.).</li> <li>Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Urgent Care Center closed at noon.</li> <li>Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Medical Center at Merritt's Creek in Barboursville closed at noon.</li> <li>Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Medical Center in Kenova will close at 1 p.m.</li> <li>Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Medical Center in Proctorville closed at noon.</li> <li>Women's and Family Medical Center at 20th Street in Huntington closed at noon (phone service will continue until 4 p.m.).</li> <li>Cabell Pediatrics will close at 1:30 p.m.</li> <li>Cook Eye Center closed at noon.</li> <li>Diagnostic Breast Cancer Center at Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center closed at noon.</li> <li>Cabell Huntington Breast Health Center closed at noon.</li> <li>Huntington Women's Health (Drs. Joseph Assaley, Paul Lee and Jessica Granger) closed at noon.</li> <li>All Marshall Health afternoon clinics will be closing because of inclement weather. Please contact the provider's office directly for additional information. A directory is available at <a href="http://www.marshallhealth.org">www.marshallhealth.org</a>.</li> <li>Counseling Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital closed at noon.</li> <li>Center for Surgical Weight Control closed at noon.</li> <li>Perinatal Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital is operating on a modified schedule (reopening at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17. All appointments prior to 10 a.m. will be rescheduled).</li> <li>Huntington’s Kitchen (all evening classes are canceled).</li> </ul><p>For questions about appointments at locations not listed or to check on the status of appointments scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, please call the office directly.</p> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 16:01:00 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-and-cabell-huntington-hospital-announce-weather-related-closures-and-schedule-changes/ iHeart Media Donation Helps Uninsured and Underinsured http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/iheart-media-donation/ <div class="captionImage right" style="width: 300px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/iHeart-web.jpg" alt="" height="254" width="300"><p class="caption">KEE 100 radio personalities Dave Roberts and Jennifer Seay present their donation to Velma Workman (center), community development coordinator for the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation.</p> </div> <p>Dave Roberts and Jennifer Seay, best known as Dave and Jenn from iHeart Media’s morning radio show on KEE 100 FM, recently delivered a $3,500 donation to the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center to help cover the cost of screening mammograms for uninsured or underinsured women. The money was a portion of the $14,000 raised through the iHeart Media “pink duck” sale last fall.</p> <p>"We were blown away by the generosity and compassion of our community,” Dave and Jenn said in a joint statement. “A total of $14,000 was raised, and we are hoping that the money helps every woman in need in the Tri-State receive a mammogram."</p> <p>Screening mammograms are a leading preventive measure for women, regardless of their risk for breast cancer. The Breast Health Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital offers 3D mammograms from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and until 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/services/breast-health/">schedule an appointment online</a> or by calling <span class="phone">304.526.2270</span>.</p> <p>“We are so pleased to accept this donation because it shows us again how generous our community can be for everyone in need,” said Velma Workman, community development coordinator for the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation. “This effort to raise money for women in need will go far in screening for breast cancer. Thank you to the donors and iHeart Media for the wonderful support.”</p> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:24:33 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/iheart-media-donation/ Ceredo Elementary 4th Graders Donate $1,175 to Good Samaritan Fund http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/ceredo-elementary-4th-graders-donate-1175-to-good-samaritan-fund/ <div class="captionImage right" style="width: 300px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/_resampled/resizedimage330209-Hanna-Cassidy-GoodSam-fund-2014-web.jpg" alt="" height="209" width="330"><p class="caption">Cassidy Stoner, ECCC nurse navigator Gigi Gerlach and Hannah Moore</p> </div> <p>For Hanna Moore and Cassidy Stoner, the rubber band bracelets and handmade scarves they sold were more than just items to sell; they were symbols of help for patients battling cancer at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center on the campus of Cabell Huntington Hospital.</p> <p>Moore and Stoner are fourth graders at Ceredo Elementary School in Wayne County. They are close friends who wanted to help breast cancer patients because they know women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Since they both have October birthdays, they asked relatives for money for the Good Samaritan Fund instead of personal gifts. In addition, they created and sold rubber band bracelets and scarves made by Moore’s mother to friends and family.</p> <p>In early December, the girls presented $1,175 to the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center for the Good Samaritan Fund, which helps cancer patients with expenses that are incidental to cancer treatment, such as vehicle repairs, lodging and fuel purchases.</p> <p>“For young children to recognize and care about the needs of our cancer patients is amazing to me. Their actions demonstrate hope to many, those who are affected and those who are watching and listening,” said Gigi Gerlach RN, a nurse navigator for breast cancer patients at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.  “Hanna and Cassidy are precious examples of the kindness, innocence and generosity of children and not only am I proud to accept their donation, I am proud to know them.”</p> <p>To learn more about the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center's Good Samaritan Fund and how you can help, please contact Velma Workman at <span class="phone">304-526-6314</span> or <a href="mailto:">velma.workman@chhi.org</a>.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:06:44 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/ceredo-elementary-4th-graders-donate-1175-to-good-samaritan-fund/ ECCC & CHH Breast Health Centers Earn NAPBC Accreditation http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-and-chh-breast-health-centers-earn-napbc-accreditation/ <p>The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center <a href="http://edwardsccc.org/[sitetree_link,id=7]">Diagnostic Breast Center</a> and the <a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/services/breast-health/">Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center</a> have each been granted a three-year designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. These facilities are the only breast centers in Huntington to earn this accreditation. Receiving care at a NAPBC-accredited center ensures that a patient will have access to:</p> <ul><li>Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services</li> <li>A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options</li> <li>Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options</li> <li>Quality breast health care close to home</li> </ul><div class="captionImage right" style="width: 247px;"><img class="right" title="" src="http://edwardsccc.org/assets/Images/Content/News/Tirona-and-nurse-web.jpg" alt="" height="300" width="247"><p class="caption">Maria Tria Tirona, MD</p> </div> <p>“We hope that women understand the importance of NAPBC accreditation and seek out facilities that have achieved this status,” Maria Tria Tirona, MD, Chair of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Care Leadership Program. “We are one of only four such programs in West Virginia, and we are committed to providing the highest quality breast care to the patients we serve. As demonstrated by our accreditation, our program is led by group of multidisciplinary physicians and supported by a team of nurses and supportive care personnel that understand the unique needs of women with breast diseases.”</p> <p>The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center Diagnostic Breast Center has two full-time breast surgeons and a team of experienced nursing staff and breast health navigators to guide patients through each step of their diagnosis and treatment.</p> <p>During the survey process, the centers must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with any of the full spectrum of breast diseases. The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.  A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.</p> <p>For more information about breast health services or scheduling a screening mammogram, please call <span class="phone">304.526.2440</span>.</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:21:41 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/eccc-and-chh-breast-health-centers-earn-napbc-accreditation/ December Calendar of Campus Events http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/december-calendar-of-campus-events/ <p>Here's a list of upcoming events at Cabell Huntington Hospital, Hoops Family Children's Hospital and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Just click the link to learn more!</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/sharing-ovarian-gynecologic-cancer-support-group/">Sharing Ovarian/Gynecologic Cancer Support Group</a> at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/surgical-weight-control-support-group/">Surgical Weight Control Support Group</a> at 6 p.m. Dec. 1</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/sibling-class/">Sibling Class</a> at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/free-diabetic-foot-screening/">Free Diabetic Foot Screening</a> from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. <img class="right" title="" src="http://cabellhuntington.org/assets/Images/WNS/Content/snowball-fightweb.jpg" alt="" height="202" width="300">2</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/sports-medicine-screening-clinics/">Sports Medicine Screening Clinic</a> from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/childbirth-class-all-day-saturday/">Childbirth Class</a> at 9 a.m. Dec. 6</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/wns/common-food-allergies-and-treatment-options-dec-9/">Healthy Living: Food Allergies &amp; Treatment</a> at 6 p.m. Dec. 9</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/free-diabetic-foot-screening/">Free Diabetic Foot Screening</a> from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 9</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/alzheimers-support-group/">Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group</a> at 6 p.m. Dec. 9</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/baby-care-class/">Baby Care Class</a> from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/ostomy-support-group/">Ostomy Support Group</a> from 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 10</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/wns/join-us-for-evening-of-memories-service-dec-11/">Evening of Memories</a> at 7 p.m. Dec. 11</p> <p><a href="http://news/calendar/sports-medicine-screening-clinics/">Sports Medicine Screening Clinic</a> from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 13</p> <p><a href="http://huntingtons-kitchen.org/news-events/">Huntington’s Kitchen Holiday Open House</a> from 7 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/sisters-of-hope-breast-cancer-support-group/">Sisters of Hope Breast Cancer Support Group</a> at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/parkinsons-support-group/">Parkinson's Disease Support Group</a> at 6 p.m. Dec. 16</p> <p><a href="http://news/calendar/infant-cpr-class/">Infant CPR Class</a> from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 16</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/free-diabetic-foot-screening/">Free Diabetic Foot Screening</a> from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16</p> <p><a href="http://news/calendar/sports-medicine-screening-clinics/">Sports Medicine Screening Clinic</a> from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 20</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/free-diabetic-foot-screening/">Free Diabetic Foot Screening</a> from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 23</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/breastfeeding-class/">Breastfeeding Class</a> from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 23</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/welcome-to-medicare-workshops/">Welcome to Medicare Workshop</a> at 2 p.m. Dec. 23</p> <p><a href="http://cabellhuntington.org/news/calendar/free-diabetic-foot-screening/">Free Diabetic Foot Screening</a> from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 30</p> <p>For more information, please call <span class="phone">304.399.6742</span>.</p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:16:56 -0500 http://edwardsccc.org/news-and-events/december-calendar-of-campus-events/