Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CRMC Only LiveStrong Grant Recipient In TN

Cookeville Regional Medical Center has been announced as a LIVESTRONG® Community Impact Project award recipient -- the only hospital in Tennessee to receive that award. The project, created by the organization that cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong founded, will bring proven cancer support programs to 55 communities across the United States. One hundred seventy-nine qualified hospitals, cancer centers and community organizations in eight regions across the United States were selected to participate in an online voting campaign. Over a two-week period, more than 260,000 votes were cast and Cookeville Regional Medical Center was among the finalists. Cookeville Regional will use the $4,000 award to implement a survivorship program for patients who have completed cancer treatment at the hospital.