SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – August 2, 2018 – French Hospital Medical Center’s Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) is pleased to be hosting a complimentary community symposium Living Well with Cancer: A Conversation about Palliative Care.
The class will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00p.m. on the third floor of the Copeland Health Education Pavilion, located on the French Hospital campus at 1911 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling (805) 542-6234.
The event will combine the knowledge of local experts and teach attendees how to navigate through the palliative care process, as well as learn its role in providing comfort and improved quality of life at any age, and any stage, of cancer. The symposium will also cover what palliative care is, when to use it, and provide guidance in its practical application.
Palliative care is a specialized medical care that begins at the diagnosis of a serious illness and continues during treatment and beyond. For those with cancer, the goal of palliative care is to provide patients and their families with relief from the symptoms and side effects caused by treatment, and minimize the stress of the disease.
About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center, located in San Luis Obispo, California, is rated one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation and one of the Top 50 Cardiac Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. The Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center provides the latest innovative cardiac and imaging technology on the Central Coast. The hospital’s current modernization and redesign project is an example of the commitment to meet the growing needs of the community with lifesaving advancements in medicine coupled with excellent, compassionate care. The hospital is home to the unique Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. French is a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast which also includes Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. Dignity Health of the 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.