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ARROYO GRANDE, CA – March 12, 2019 – The 7th annual Hoops for Hope event hosted by the Nipomo High School Girls’ Basketball Team raised $2,482 to support a spectrum of cancer care services at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH).
The team celebrated a 63 – 33 victory over Santa Maria High School at the event, which included a silent auction, bake sale, tee shirt sales and ticket sales to raise funds. This year, the team wore teal socks specifically to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. The Hoops for Hope event supports cancer-related causes each year.
The newly expanded cancer care services at AGCH provide treatment and infusion in a space completely dedicated to recovery and education with ten infusion chairs and a private room. The cancer care team consists of highly-skilled oncologists, an oncology-certified nurse navigator, a dietitian, a social worker, and pharmacist. The services offered will be enhanced by a cancer resource center, a cancer rehabilitation program, and an appearance and image center, all free of charge for patients and their families.
Those would like to join in supporting local cancer patients can contact Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Foundation at 805.994.5421 or visit www.SupportArroyoGrande.org.
About Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, located in Arroyo Grande, California, is rated a top Joint Replacement Center by Blue Shield and is among the Top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement. Arroyo has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. The Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the county and nationally recognized for superior patient satisfaction. The hospital also provides the only comprehensive hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Center on the Central Coast. Arroyo is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, CA, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA, St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, CA and St. John’s Pleasant Valley in Camarillo, CA. Dignity Health Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities.
Sara San Juan