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724-983-5518 or 800-346-7997

March 2004

Dr. Garrow board certified in palliative medicine

George C. Garrow, M.D., medical director of oncology at Sharon Regional’s Cancer Care Center, recently earned board certification in palliative medicine through the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (APHPM).

Palliative medicine includes achieving the best possible quality of life for the patient and family throughout the course of a life-threatening illness through the relief of suffering and the control of symptoms. Such relief requires the comprehensive assessment and interdisciplinary team management of the physical, psychosocial, social, and spiritual heeds of patients and their families.

The ABHPM promotes excellence in the care of all patients with advanced, progressive illness through the development of standards for training and practice in palliative medicine.

To learn more about palliative care, tune in to the Sharon Regional Health Hour on WPIC 790 AM on Monday, April 5, at 9 a.m.

The Cancer Care Center, 2320 Highland Rd., Hermitage, is the only facility of its kind in Mercer County offering total cancer care within one modern location. The Center offers hematology and medical oncology along with radiation oncology consultation and treatment, certified nurses and therapists specializing in cancer treatment, access to national clinical trials, a patient/community educational resources library, and more.

For more information call 724-983-5900.