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Baptist Hospital offers free cancer transitions workshop for patients, survivors

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 15, 2013 – Baptist Hospital, in collaboration with Saint Thomas Health, is offering Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment, a free six-week workshop designed to help cancer patients make the transition from active treatment to post treatment care. 

The sessions will take place one evening a week beginning May 14 through June 18 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Baptist Hospital’s radiation oncology department located at 2011 Church St., Plaza 1 Lower Level. Advance registration for the series is required. 

The Cancer Transitions program featuresexpert panelists, including physicians, nutritionists and fitness experts from Baptist Hospital, who will discuss exercise tailored to each participant’s abilities, training in relaxation and stress management and tips for nutritious eating. It willalsoprovide patients with practical tools and resources to formulate a personal action plan for survivorship beyond their participation in the courses.  

The program will cover the following topics:

Session 1: Get Back to Wellness: Take Control of Your Survivorship

Session 2: Exercise for Wellness: Customized Exercise

Session 3: Emotional Health and Well-Being: From Patient to Survivor

Session 4: Nutrition Beyond Cancer

Session 5: Medical Management Beyond Cancer: What You Need to Know

Session 6: Life Beyond Cancer 

Featured speakers will include Nancy Peacock, a board certified medical oncologist at Baptist Hospital and the committee chair of the Saint Thomas Health Cancer Network, registered dietician Chrystie Turner, and physical therapist Marcia Jefferson. 

 The Cancer Transitions program was made possible through a grant from LIVESTRONG and The Cancer Support Community. In June 2011, Saint Thomas Health was honored with a Community Impact Project Award and received a financial reward to implement a sustainable program dedicated to creating cancer support programs for the Middle Tennessee community. Cancer Transitions classes are being held at all of Saint Thomas Health’s hospitals, including Saint Thomas Hospital, Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Baptist Hospital. 

For more information on the Cancer Transition program and registration, please contact Erin Walters at (615) 222-3299 or erin.walters@stthomas.org

About Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health, Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system with more than 6,500 associates. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Baptist Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital and The Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.baptisthospital.com or www.sths.com. 

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