Thursday, August 24th, 2000
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital plans annual Golf Tournament
The 14th annual Golf Tournament co-sponsored by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Wilmington Trust will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 12 p.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club in Seaford. The tournament will be a scramble format. Rene Morris, coordinator of this year's event, expects a full field again as the golfers look forward to the fun-filled event.

With the help of individuals and corporate sponsors, last year's tournament raised more than $20,000 for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Proceeds will be used for the Hospital's endowment fund. Morris is pleased to report that early support has already ensured that the cost for participants would not increase over last year, and delicious food, beverages and extensive door prizes would complement the afternoon of golf.

Teams of four players will compete for various prizes that have been donated by local and national businesses. During the course of the day, enthusiastic golfers will have numerous chances to test their skills by competing in contests for Longest Drive, Closet-To-The Pin, Hit-The Green and a Hole-In-One. One lucky players will leave the tournament with a "Getaway Weekend for Two."

Committee members for this year's event include Ed Cranston, Mike Monaco and Rene Morris. Anyone interested in individual reservations or learning more about the corporate packages should contact Rene Morris at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404.

Nanticoke's Cancer Program earns full 3-year accreditation
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Cancer Program has received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons. "This is an important step in expanding our program," says Anthony Policastro, M.D., senior vice president of Medical Affairs at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. "We're thrilled to be able to provide a full range of services locally, so patients can have the support they need from friends and family while they receive care."

The process for hospitals seeking first-time accreditation is a difficult one. Forty-seven major areas are evaluated, and the hospital must comply with all 47 to receive a full three-year accreditation. No accreditation is awarded for hospitals complying with 45 or fewer, and only a one-year certification is granted for complying with 46. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital excelled in every area. But we're not resting on our laurels.
"We're planning a new Cancer Center that will provide oncology services in one convenient location," says Dr. Policastro. "The center will have radiation therapy, surgical cancer treatment and medical cancer treatment and will include support groups, patient education, a pain management clinic and appropriate complementary therapy options."

For more information about the range of cancer services available at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital call 629-6611, ext. 2560.

Peer Sharing Group every Thursday
The Nanticoke Senior Center is glad to offer this support group for seniors. Any senior needing someone to talk to or maybe willing to listen is welcome to come. Meetings are every Thursday, at 1 p.m. Call 629-4939 for more details.

Senior Center seeks volunteers
Deliver meals to someone in need. A small amount of time does a world full of good. If you can give 1 hour of your time 1 day a month, the center would appreciate your help in delivering homebound meals to senior shut-ins.

For more information about the Homebound Meal Delivery Program, please, contact Cindy at the Nanticoke Senior Center. (302) 629-4939. Help us to help those in need.

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