RVH Oncology Celebrates 25 years

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This fall the Oncology Unit at Renfrew Victoria Hospital will celebrate 25 years of providing cancer care close to home.

“Being able to provide the care we do in our home town gives our patients and families control of their somewhat chaotic days of travel and appointments. All our patients at RVH and their families mean a lot to us. That is why we do what we do! Thank you for letting us be part of your life, and helping us celebrate our 25 years of providing local care to our Oncology community in Renfrew and beyond,” says Erin Prentice, RN, on behalf of the RVH oncology family.

To mark this milestone, we are creating a coffee table book of stories from those who have been impacted over the years.

“If you, any family member, or a friend have a story you would like to share about your journey, we would love to hear from you,” says Prentice.

Staff and physicians are also encouraged to participate.

In sharing your story, you can help to build and benefit from a sense of connection, acknowledge someone who made a difference, and provide comfort, courage and hope for others whose lives will be touched by cancer.

Please contact the RVH Foundation at 613-432-4851 Ext 312 or Ext 263 or email dillaboughp@renfrewhosp.com to set up an interview and photo before August 20th.

The books will be available for the anniversary celebration which will take place Thanksgiving Monday October 14th.

Our Day of Celebration will commence with tours of the Oncology Department at RVH hosted by VP Patient Services Chris Ferguson at 3:00pm.

At 4:30pm we will be hosting “ONE LAST TIME for OLD TIMES SAKE” Amigo’s-style Celebration Smorgasbord at the RCAF Wing in Renfrew. Cost is by donation and we will be highlighting local entertainment throughout the dinner which will run from 4:30pm-7:30pm. It will be a wonderful evening celebrating the history and growth of oncology services at RVH. If you would like to contribute to the dinner, please contact the RVH Foundation office at dillaboughp@renfrewhosp.com and we will forward your information onto Annette Miller.

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