The WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control has expanded its Bridge Program that focuses on lung cancer survivorship to United Hospital Center (UHC) in Bridgeport. The goal of the Bridge Program is to improve the coordination of care and decrease the consequences of treatment for patients diagnosed with stage I, II, or III lung cancer after they complete treatment.
“It has been an exciting opportunity to be part of this project from the early stages with the WVU Cancer Institute, as a gap in care has been identified for the lung cancer survivors of West Virginia,” Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, vice president of oncology and post-acute care at United Hospital Center, said. “While lung cancer survivors are the first to have the opportunity to participate in this Bridge Program, it is a model that can certainly be extended to all those surviving cancer to improve quality of life after diagnosis and treatment. We are looking forward to this ongoing collaboration to improve cancer care for the many communities we serve.”
The Bridge Program brings together healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines to create a comprehensive care plan tailored to the specific needs of each patient. During a half-day clinic, each patient has the opportunity to meet individually with a nurse practitioner, licensed social worker, dietitian, psychiatrist, physical therapist, and occupational therapist.
The program is funded by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s "Bridging Cancer Care" initiative.
The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee held an elimination dinner recently at the Best Western in Bridgeport and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser – $5,000 – to the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus) to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.
WVU Medicine and WVU Health Sciences faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the holidays Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 2-4 p.m. at the Market@WVU, located on the ground floor of the WVU Health Sciences Center. (A separate event for night-shift employees is set for Thursday, Dec. 14, from 1-3 a.m. in the Ruby Cafeteria.)
The Harrison County Breast Cancer Awareness Committee is a faithful supporter of the Bonnie Wells Wilson Mobile Mammography Program (Bonnie’s Bus). The committee held an elimination dinner recently and unanimously decided to donate all of the money from the fundraiser – $5,000 – to the program to offset the costs of Bus visits to Harrison County.