Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Spring 2005

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Message From the Administrator

I am pleased to present the newly revised newsletter for the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. This newsletter began two years ago as a resource for patients and families treated at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center. It was a way to inform patients about upcoming events, educational and support programs at the Center. It is now expanding to meet the needs of patients and families who are seeking more information about cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

I hope that this newsletter will inform you, inspire you and motivate you. It is filled with information on cancer treatment, our community outreach programs, development and fundraising and upcoming events. It will still serve its primary purpose – to provide information about the Center’s supportive care and educational programs.

Please stop by the newly revised Cancer Center space on the first floor of the Farm Journal Building at Pennsylvania Hospital. This new space was completed in June 2004. The staff and administration of the Cancer Center have created a space that focuses on wellness and healing, concepts integral to the patient and family facing a cancer diagnosis.

This spaces offers a calm, supportive environment for our patients, including offices to meet privately with patients; a patient education center; a quiet room for psychological counseling, music therapy and shiatsu bodywork; a meeting room for support groups; and a demonstration kitchen for our popular cooking classes.

Funding for this new space was made possible by generous gifts from Cancer Center donors and advocates.

The primary fundraising event, Together We Can 2004, was held on November 13, 2004 at the Ballroom at the Ben. Special thanks to all those who donated to this event and to those patients, families and friends who continue to give. As our partners in these efforts, your support allows us to further our research, develop new programs and expand our services – all part of our goal to provide the best possible medical care and quality of life for our patients. Together, we continue to make great strides towards these goals.


Mary Pat Lynch, CRNP, MSN, AOCN
Administrator, Joan Karnell Cancer Center


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