June 13, 2017
Good Samaritan Hospital is bringing the Silicon Valley community together on June 15 to honor a group of inspiring cancer survivors treated at the hospital. The Cancer Survivor Celebration includes a special reception and a community talk about the latest cancer innovations, oncology rehab options and side effect management.
The event takes place at 6 p.m. at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, located at 14855 Oka Road in Los Gatos. Attendees can participate in a raffle, and will be treated to wine and hors d’oeuvres.
The community talk will be led by Good Samaritan Hospital’s Elwyn Cabebe, MD, Chair of the Cancer Care Committee and Medical Director of Oncology and Rakesh Patel, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. A keynote address will be delivered by UCSF School of Nursing’s Christine Miaskowski, RN, PhD, FAAN.
“Patients in the San Jose area know that Good Samaritan Hospital is a premier choice for cancer care,” said Dr. Cabebe. “Our cancer team is nationally recognized for its top quality care, and our board-certified cancer specialists offer the most innovative and technology-rich treatment options. At the same time, we believe in treating patients as individuals and with the utmost compassion. Each of these cancer survivors have an amazing spirit, and I’m humbled to be able to celebrate their lives and treatment stories.”
Good Samaritan Hospital is one of only three hospitals in the U.S. to receive five consecutive Outstanding Achievement Awards from the American College of Surgeons’ (ACoS) Commission on Cancer, and is an ACoS Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. The Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Care Center offers leading treatments in chemotherapy and radiation therapy, cutting-edge diagnostic procedures, and support services for both patients and their families.
“Cancer treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital is synonymous with excellence,” said Dr Patel. “Every day, I am honored to work with a sincerely dedicated team of physicians and nurses who make the oncology unit a place of hope and innovation. We are at the forefront of advancements in cancer treatments across a range of specialties, and believe in sharing this success with the community while honoring the patients who inspire us to work even harder to fight cancer.”
For more information about cancer care at Good Samaritan Hospital, please visit our oncology page.
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital, a 474-bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, has been delivering elite level care with compassion since 1965. Its two locations include the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Good Samaritan Hospital is recognized nationally for quality and safety by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® and with the Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification, and for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification. Good Samaritan Hospital is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center, accredited Chest Pain Center, certified Afib Center and a five-time recipient of the American College of Surgeons Outstanding Achievement Award in cancer care. For more information visit Good Samaritan Hospital.