Up & Coming Weekly

November 24, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2020 UCW 9 Cape Fear Valley Health System has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. e accreditation program provides the framework for Cape Fear Valley to improve its quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs that focus on the full spectrum of care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease and end-of-life care. To earn accreditation, a hospital's cancer program must meet 34 standards and be re-evaluated every three years. "Our multidis- ciplinary cancer conference teams meet at least six times a month," said Melissa Nist, Cape Fear Valley Oncology Accreditation and Quality Coordinator, "to make sure that each patient receives the best care possible." Like all accredited facilities, Cape Fear Val- ley maintains a cancer registry and contributes data to the National Cancer Data Base, a joint program of the CoC and American Cancer Society. It's estimated that more than 1.8 million cases of cancer will have been diagnosed this year. e CoC provides the public with information on the resources, services and cancer treatment experience for accredited programs through the hospital locator at facs.org/ search/cancer-programs. Giving Tuesday e Cumberland Community Foundation is par- ticipating in Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving that will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 1. e founda- tion is asking donors to donate through its online catalog which features more than 60 local nonprofits working in Cumberland County. e Giving Tuesday online catalog is open for donations through Dec. 3. CCF says it will match up to $100,000 in gifts received throughout the campaign. Questions about Giving Tuesday or the online catalog can be answered by CCF's Donor Services Manager Cameron Sims at cameron@cumberlandcf.org or 910-483-4449 ext. 107./planning-group/planning. Arts Council exhibition e Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County presents local artists in a two-part show now underway at the Arts Council's main exhibit hall located at 301 Hay Street. Part II will take place at Cape Fear Studios at 148 Maxwell Street from Nov. 27 through Jan. 5. Cooperative Exhibition 2.0 celebrates more than 30 years of Cape Fear Studios exbibits. It includes acrylic, watercolor, pottery and other pieces. All artwork is available for sale. e exhib- its are shown by appointment mid-days, Monday through ursday. To schedule a private 30-minute self-led tour, call 910-323-1776. ere is a 5 guest limit per tour and attendees must wear face cover- ings. e VA joins the fight against coronavirus Medical researchers are asking military veterans to help defeat COVID-19. Sixty thousand worldwide participants are needed to test potential vaccines and researchers say veterans are known for their willingness to volunteer. Since the Durham VA Health Care System sent out a call earlier this month, several hundred people have expressed interest, said Karen E. Hall, nurse practitioner for the infec- tious disease clinic at the Durham medical center. "I felt it was a perfect opportunity to continue to serve my country," said Frank Bray, assistant chief of the Durham VA's respiratory department and an Army veteran. "is was a golden opportunity to not only serve our veterans, but also the population at large." e Army trained Bray to be a combat medic and during his career he served as a respiratory therapist at Fort Bragg's 28th Combat Support Hospital. e study he will participate in tests a vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, to determine if the vaccine is safe and effective. Free nursing assistant training program Southeastern Health is collaborating with Robeson Community College to offer a work training program for those interested in becoming a nursing assistant and working at Southeastern Health. Individuals can apply for a student nursing assis- tant position through Southeastern Health's online career portal. SeHealth will cover college expenses at RCC as well as pay a stipend while attending classes. SeHealth will require a commitment to work for the health system for two years following completion of the nursing assistant program. "Once participants complete their training at RCC and pass their exam, they will be entered into our float pool where they will gain exposure to various areas of the health system, " said SeHealth Human Resources Manager Jessica Baker. "is will give them experience in different areas of the system and help them make a decision about where they would like to work to complete their two-year commitment and, hopefully, they will stay on with us to work long term." ose accepted into the program will attend SeH- ealth orientation at Southeastern Regional Medical Center on Jan. 11 and 12, and begin RCC classes on Jan. 13. "Robeson Community College is excited to partner with Southeastern Health to provide the opportu- nity to work with the largest healthcare provider in Robeson County," said Sheila Smith, RCC Director of Nurse Aide Programs. "Being a nursing assistant is a rewarding career for compassionate individuals who enjoy caring for people. is partnership will allow individuals to gain the skills necessary to become a certified nursing assistant while securing a job once those skills have been attained." Interested individuals may apply to SeHealth as a student nursing assistant at https:// pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/srmc/#/job/4724. Cape Fear Valley's cancer program earns accreditation by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS DIGEST JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200.

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