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Published on December 12, 2012

MCA Recipient of New Psycho-oncology Services

Kansas Masonic Foundation awards $1 million gift for psychological services through the KU Cancer Center for members of the Midwest Cancer Alliance

 
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Lawrence Memorial Hospital, which became a member of the MCA this past summer, will be among the hospitals to benefit from the new service.

The hospital does already have a full-time social worker on staff in its Oncology Center to provide emotional support for patients and oversee support groups, said Sheryle D’Amico, LMH’s vice president for its Physician Division.

But as a psychologist with a doctorate, Krigel may be able to offer some additional therapy options for patients, D’Amico said, and the staff is excited to see what will be available. "I would see it in a way complementing some of what we do already," D’Amico said.

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Walktober® is a national walking campaign designed to boost walking and thus overall fitness. The goal is to get 150 minutes a week of physical activity. Aynsley Anderson, RN, Community Education Coordinator and LMH Walktober organizer states "October is an ideal time to start or renew a walking program; the temperatures are moderate and the colors spectacular. Join us! Get out and walk!"

 

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