Patients gain new treatment at Phoebe

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital adds two new service rooms for cancer patients. / From file

Cancer patients at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital will be receiving more services in the coming years thanks to donations from 'Lights of Love' and the 'Junior Woman's Club of Albany.'

The hospital held a ceremony this evening, opening the 'Cameron Meditation Room and Oncology Resource Center.'

The two additions are meant to provide enhanced emotional support during cancer treatment, and give doctor's and nurses a better look into what their patients are going through.

"It's the other side that also needs attention, and we try and address all needs. So everything they need is right here in Albany, they don't need to go out of the area to get everything they need to take care of them. And our goal is to take care of them completely, not just compartmentalize," said Vice President of Oncology Services, Linda Vandermerwe.

The meditation room is named after, Gail Cameron, who lost her battle with cancer in 2012 and was an active member in the Junior Woman's Club.

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