Lourdes plans celebration, receives honor and grant

Lourdes plans celebration, receives honor and grant

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Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd presents a proclamation to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center to thank the hospital for its outreach efforts in educating Camden women about the importance of breast health. Pictured from left are Dr. Kathleen Greatrex, chief of radiology and nuclear medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes; Michelle Vaughn of the Pretty in Pink Foundation that provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients; Redd; and Alexander J. Hatala, president and CEO of Lourdes Health System. Redd also congratulated Lourdes for receiving a Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant from the organization’s Philadelphia affiliate. The grant empowers local communities in the fight against breast cancer through breast health education, awareness, screening, treatment and projects – specifically targeting low-income, uninsured women. Lourdes’ grant was awarded for its efforts in breast cancer outreach initiatives.

 

 

 

 

CAMDEN – In honor of its 50th anniversary, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing will welcome graduates from every year to its celebration reception on May 13.

The event will begin with a 5 p.m. Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Chapel, 1600 Haddon Ave., Camden. A reception will immediately follow in Classroom One of the School of Nursing adjacent to the medical center. From 6 to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy entertainment provided by the Hotsy Totsy Gals, hearty hors d’oeuvres, a history display and a silent auction.

The cost of the event is $25, which includes food, entertainment and valet parking. The valet will be at the hospital’s front entrance driveway. To register for the event, call 1-888-LOURDES (568-7337).

The March issue of SJ magazine named 14 Lourdes Health System physicians as “Top Docs for Kids.” The physicians were chosen because they stand out among their peers and “have earned top grades for the job they’re doing,” according to the magazine.

The Lourdes “Top Docs for Kids” named by the magazine are: Eugene Gatti, MD; Terry Anderson, MD; Surendra Bagaria, MD; Guillermo Sánchez, MD; Craig Kimmel, MD; Wanda Coss, MD; Margaret Fernandes, MD; Michael Goodman, MD; Bruce Schnall, MD; Martha Matthews, MD; Geetha Kumar, MD; James Varrell, MD; Edward Doolin, MD; and Mark Zaontz, MD.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is one of 38 organizations that received grants from the Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for 2011-2012. Lourdes received its grant for breast cancer outreach initiatives.

The Komen Philadelphia affiliate distributed more than $2 million in grants to the 38 organizations throughout the affiliate’s 13-county service area. The grants support breast health education, awareness, screening, treatment and projects specifically targeting low-income, uninsured women.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center received $24,338.

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center’s Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday from 2 to 5 p.m, beginning June 29. The market will be held at 1601 Haddon Avenue, in front of Osborn Family Health Center, adjacent to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden.

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