New equip­ment for chemo­ther­apy room

The Compass - - CIATHE S -

New­found­land Power’s Car­bon­ear area em­ploy­ees have do­nated a blan­ket warmer and au­to­matic blood pres­sure mon­i­tor to the chemo­ther­apy room at the Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hospi­tal on be­half of The Power of Life Project.

This in­vest­ment of over $7,000 pro­vides both a piece of equip­ment that con­trib­utes to the com­fort of can­cer pa­tients un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy and a piece of new can­cer care equip­ment to as­sist the nurs­ing staff.

The Power of Life Project

The Power of Life Project raises funds for can­cer treat­ment equip­ment and sup­port pro­grams as well as pro­motes early de­tec­tion and can­cer screening through ed­u­ca­tion and aware­ness pro­grams. New­found­land Power’s chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer, Jo­ce­lyn Perry, pre­sented the gift to Eastern Health man­ager Wayne Smith.

“We are de­lighted to be able to make this con­tri­bu­tion on be­half of our em­ploy­ees and part­ners to en­hance can­cer care and treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties for pa­tients in Car­bon­ear and the sur­round­ing area,” said Perry.

Lynette Hil­lier, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Can­cer Care Foun­da­tion, said, “As a foun­da­tion we have been over­whelmed by the sup­port from The Power of Life Project and thank New­found­land Power and the ded­i­ca­tion of their em­ploy­ees here in Car­bon­ear for their con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to en­hanc­ing the lives of those liv­ing with can­cer in our prov­ince.”

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EM­PLOYER OF MERIT AWARD — White­way Re­cre­ation was pre­sented with an Em­ployer of Merit award dur­ing the sixth sup­ported em­ploy­ment ser­vices em­ploy­ers’ re­cep­tion on June 28. The event was hosted by the Mariner Re­source Op­por­tu­ni­ties Net­work Inc. (MRON). MRON of­fi­cials say White­way Re­cre­ation has made “an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the in­creased em­ploy­ment of cit­i­zens with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties.” Other nom­i­na­tions for the award in­cluded Up­per Is­land Cove Parks and Recre­ations, Out­side Pond Park (Win­ter­ton) and Monty’s Place and Peti­pas Esso ( Whit­bourne). The re­cep­tion was de­scribed as a way for clients, co-work­ers, community part­ners and staff can show their ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the sup­port and con­tin­ued ded­i­ca­tion that the busi­ness community has demon­strated throughout the year. Pic­tured here are, from left, Sylvia Snow, vice-chair of the MRON board of di­rec­tors; Barb Ge­orge, re­cre­ation co-or­di­na­tor, White­way Re­cre­ation; and Karen Davis, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of MRON.

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