Patients Celebrate Life After Cancer at Nazareth Hospital on National Cancer Survivors Day

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June 17, 2019
Northeast Philadelphia (June 12, 2019): On June 2, current and former cancer patients reunited with their doctors, nurses and other caregivers for a celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day held at Nazareth Hospital. The event, titled “Keys to Survivorship,” drew dozens of cancer survivors and community members, who received T-shirts and other gifts to celebrate their accomplishments.
Nazareth Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Day committee – chaired by Terrie Cannon, BSN, RN, OCN, oncology nurse navigator, and Betty L. McLaughlin, radiation therapy supervisor – has hosted the event for over 20 years.
“We are empowered to see how life after cancer for our patients is more than just surviving. It is about living well,” said Michael Magro, Jr., DO, MBA, FACOI, President of Nazareth Hospital. “We provide compassionate care to our community members who have conquered cancer to help them live long and happy lives.”
National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual worldwide celebration of life. Participants unite in this event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.
Nazareth Hospital, a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network, offers patients with cancer leading-edge diagnostics, such as 3D mammography, image-guided radiation therapy and infusion services. Nazareth Hospital also offers an outpatient infusion suite providing cancer patients with large infusion bays and private rooms, all in a peaceful, soothing environment.
For more information about cancer care at Nazareth Hospital, please call 1.866.629.2738.
About Nazareth Hospital
Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, Nazareth Hospital has provided healthcare to the Northeast Philadelphia community since 1940. The hospital has 205 acute and 28 skilled care beds, and provides a full array of healthcare services, including emergency services, surgery, vascular services and wound care, cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services, and cancer care. Nazareth is a nationally certified Primary Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center, has earned national accreditation for hip and knee replacement, heart failure care and PCI, and is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hip and Knee Replacement. Nazareth Hospital is a member of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health.  
About Mercy Health System
A diverse, integrated system providing comprehensive healthcare services, Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a member of Trinity Health, comprises three acute care hospitals, a home healthcare organization, several wellness centers, physician practices, and a federal PACE program, and is co-owner of the managed care plan, Gateway Health Plan. With 250 primary care and specialty physicians, Mercy Health System is a teaching community health system affiliated with Drexel University School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). As a mission-driven regional health ministry, we will become the recognized leader in improving the health of our communities and each person we serve. We will be known as the most trusted health partner for life. To learn more about Mercy Health System, visit

Caption: Cancer survivor Ray Capella and his wife, Teresa, stand behind his sister Rose Capella (bottom left) and other cancer survivors, Sister Judith Moeller, Sister Amy Summers and Sister Joy Campbell, during Nazareth Hospital’s annual Cancer Survivors Luncheon.

Christy McCabe
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