2010-10-29 / Community

PHC Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Left to right, back row: Lisa Tripoli, general manager, Sodexo; Dawn Joseph, retail manager, Sodexo; Jeff Papkin, RT, director of Imaging Services; Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel, MSRD, clinical nutrition manager. Front Row: Earle Davis, breast cancer survivor; Wayne Dodakian, D.O.; and Howard L. Sussman, M.D., director of the Department of Surgery. Left to right, back row: Lisa Tripoli, general manager, Sodexo; Dawn Joseph, retail manager, Sodexo; Jeff Papkin, RT, director of Imaging Services; Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel, MSRD, clinical nutrition manager. Front Row: Earle Davis, breast cancer survivor; Wayne Dodakian, D.O.; and Howard L. Sussman, M.D., director of the Department of Surgery. On Wednesday, October, 20, Sodexo, the organization that manages the Food and Nutrition Department at Peninsula Hospital Center, hosted an informative presentation about breast cancer to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Teaming up with physician professionals, radiology professionals and dietary professionals at Peninsula Hospital, education and empowerment were the themes of the day. The executive dining room of the Hospital Center’s cafeteria was awash in pink and educational materials were available for everyone. A good crowd attended the event with the attendees wearing pink to commemorate the day. Dawn Joseph, Sodexo’s retail manager at the Hospital Center, and General Manager Lisa Tripoli, eager to do something to enhance awareness, organized the event.

“This is such an important subject. It is true that we all work in the hospital, but it never hurts to bring some extra awareness to this critical health issue,” said Joseph. Speakers for the day included Dr. Howard L. Sussman, director of the Department of Surgery; Wayne Dodakian, D.O.; Jeff Papkin, RT, director of Imaging Services; Rachel Hodelin-Wetzel, MSRD, clinical nutrition manager; and Earle Davis, a breast cancer survivor.

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