2011-12-09 / Community

PHC Chemotherapy Unit Celebrates


Pictured, front: “Santa Claus” (Lance Rubin). Back, l-r: RoseMarie Zapata, RN; Magdy Shaaban, M.D., Hematology/Oncology; Janet DePaolo, RN, OCM; and Eva Zaslavsky, M.D., Hematology/Oncology. Pictured, front: “Santa Claus” (Lance Rubin). Back, l-r: RoseMarie Zapata, RN; Magdy Shaaban, M.D., Hematology/Oncology; Janet DePaolo, RN, OCM; and Eva Zaslavsky, M.D., Hematology/Oncology. “This is always a wonderful celebration of life,” says RoseMarie Zapata, RN, Ambulatory Chemotherapy nurse at Peninsula Hospital Center. The hospital’s chemotraphy unit comes together each each to celebrtate the holidays. “We bring together cancer survivors and cancer patients still undergoing treatment along with their family members for the holidays each year, and each year the celebration gets larger and larger.”

This year the attendees enjoyed a sumptuous and delicious banquet of food, received token gifts for the holidays, always have the opportunity to visit with “Santa” and have a wonderful time. “This season is a season of hope and this event is always done with that spirit in our hearts.” Peninsula Hospital Center, located at Beach 51 Street and Beach Channel Drive, also has a monthly Cancer Support Group.

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