PHC Chemo Department Hosts Holiday Party
Rosemarie Zapata, RN, and Janet DePaolo, RN, OCN, hosted the annual Peninsula Hospital Center (PHC) Ambulatory Chemotherapy Holiday Party last week for the patients, graduates and families of the Ambulatory Chemotherapy Department, an integral part of PHC's cancer treatment program. Holiday gift packages for the patients filled the party room, and all agreed that the refreshments were delicious. A special visit from Santa Claus capped off the festivities. Patients and their families joined with PHC administration and staff in celebrating this glorious holiday season. The Ambulatory Chemotherapy nurses and their patients are a family who celebrate life everyday of the week and were pleased to ring in the holidays together at this festive occasion, which was sponsored by many of the pharmaceutical companies who supply this department. Those who were so kind in making their contributions include: Roche Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Oncology, Genentech Bio-Oncology, Eli Lilly & Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pharmacia Oncology, Glaxo Smith Kline Oncology & Acute Care, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Rochville Pet Imaging, R&I Pharmacy, HD Smith Pharmaceuticals, Ortho Biotech and Ross Nutrition. Those who came to personally share in the holiday gathering are pictured (left to right): PHC Nursing Executive and Vice President of Nursing, Robin Blackwell, RN; Janet DePaolo, RN, OCN; Rosemarie Zapata, RN; and pharmaceutical representatives from Ortho Biotech, Sanofi-Aventis and Glaxo Smith Kline.