Community Support Groups Offered at St. Catherine Hospital(5)

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) St. Catherine Hospital now offers three community support groups; My Hope, Breast Friends and an all-encompassing, Cancer Support Group.

The newly formed Cancer Support Group is open to anyone currently fighting the disease as well as survivors. Talking with others can be comforting, therapeutic and inspiring. Connect with peers in a safe environment led by Oncology Nurse Navigator, Viry Dummermuth. The support group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm inside Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce. For more information, please call 620-765-1443.

Gerry Dupuis and Lynn White co-facilitate My Hope, a support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Both facilitators have many years of experience in Hospice Chaplaincy and Bereavement Support. My Hope Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at High Plains Public Radio, 210 N. 7th Street, from 12 to 1 pm. These sessions are opportunities to share your story and are not replacement for professional counseling. Please call 620-272-2519 for more information.

The Breast Friends Cancer Support Group connects breast cancer patients with a network of resources as well as others in the community going through the same experience. The Breast Friends Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6-7 pm inside Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce. The group is led by St. Catherine Hospital Breast Center Navigator and Breast Cancer Survivor, Heather Wright-Renick and Navigator, Lisa Beggs. Participants may be at any stage in their breast cancer experience from newly diagnosed to survivorship. Educational materials, local resources, speakers and various activities ensure each participant gain the support, knowledge and perspective that are crucial for survivors. For more information, please call 620-272-2360.

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About St. Catherine Hospital
St. Catherine Hospital was founded by two pioneering physicians and the Dominican Sisters in 1931 and is a Joint Commission-accredited, award winning regional health care center that provides a full-range of medical specialties in southwest Kansas. Exceptional care, extraordinary people - its what makes the St. Catherine Hospital difference. For more information, please visit St. Catherine Hospital website.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

Media Contact
Shawna Deal
St. Catherine Hospital, Centura Health
Community Relations Coordinator
620-272-2529 (desk)
620-805-9959 (cell)
ShawnaDeal@Centura.org