PHC Auxiliary 'Adopts' Chemo Unit
The Peninsula Hospital Center Auxiliary presented a $15,000 check to Robert V. Levine, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Center, at the group's June 2 meeting. The generous gift was the result of fundraising efforts by the Auxiliary.
This year, the PHC Auxiliary decided on a specific project within the Hospital Center and has already been working with the staff to beautify and refurbish the Hospital Center's Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit. "We want to make our patients feel as comfortable as they can be," said Sheila Schwartz, Auxiliary president. "The staff in the Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit is so wonderful and the treatment is state-of-the-art.
"The Auxiliary group felt that by beautifying the unit, we would be doing something to make it an easier and more pleasant experience for our patients."
Rosemarie Zapata, RN, Ambulatory Chemotherapy Unit, is dedicated to her patients and is eager for the work to begin. "Patients and staff are like a family in this unit. We share many things with each other, look out for each other and now, we all join in to thank the Auxiliary. It will make a wonderful difference for us."