October 19, 2006
MAURY REGIONAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION FURNISHES HOME FOR BREAST CANCER PATIENTS
Dr. Eslick Daniel, chair of the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation and a retired orthopedic surgeon, announced the foundation’s latest endeavor at a meeting of the Maury Regional Hospital Board of Trustees on October 19. According to Daniel, the foundation will be providing $4,000 to furnish a house, located at 1206 Trotwood Avenue, where women undergoing breast cancer therapy will stay during the course of their treatment.
Dr. John Brown, a surgeon on the medical staff, approached the hospital about providing a place for women to stay after the hospital began utilizing the Mammosite ® Radiation Therapy System. This treatment offers internally administered radiation to targeted breast tissue in a five-day course of therapy with treatments being given twice each day. During the lumpectomy procedure, the surgeon places a balloon in the tumor cavity. Once in place, the balloon is inflated with saline. The patient returns to the Cancer Center twice a day for treatment on an outpatient basis where a radioactive “seed” is inserted within the inflated balloon.
Since Maury Regional Hospital announced that it would establish a foundation in September, officers have been elected and the group is making strides in their fundraising efforts. The foundation board elected Eslick Daniel, M.D., to serve as chair, Edie Sutter as vice-chair and Gail Lee as secretary. Financial support received through the foundation will be used for community health-related and hospital projects including education scholarships, community health initiatives, and expanding services and technology. In addition to the officers previously mentioned and Darlene Baxter who serves as executive director of the foundation, the board consists of the following community leaders:
Rufus Clifford, M.D.
Roy Harmon, M.D.
Robert McClure, M.D.
Harold Scott, D.D.S.
For more information about the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation, call 931.380.4075.