Truman Medical Center
In June of 2006, The MetaCancer Foundation granted $12,000 to Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City to purchase equipment and materials for the benefit of cancer patients, including metastatic cancer patients, in Truman’s Oncology Clinic and Patient Navigator program.
These resources are used by patients for educational purposes and for making chemotherapy sessions more bearable. Funds were used to purchase a computer workstation, a TV/DVD system on a rolling cart, and educational DVDs to be maintained in the Patient Navigator office. In addition, the Center purchased CD and DVD players, along with CDs and DVDs, for use by chemotherapy patients in the Oncology Clinic.
The Truman Oncology Clinic treats as many as ten chemotherapy patients each day, in half-day or full-day sessions. Two or three patients share a room and a single television. The hours-long chemotherapy sessions can be uncomfortable and boring. Some patients read, but sometimes reading skills are limited or it is difficult to concentrate. The audio/visual materials funded by The MetaCancer Foundation focus on guided imagery, meditation, biofeedback, or simple entertainment: whatever makes the chemotherapy time more tolerable and useful.
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About Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill
Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. Part of Truman Medical Centers, TMC Hospital Hill is the largest provider of outpatient care in Kansas City and has one of the top Level 1 trauma centers in the area. Recently named one of the nations’ top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Health Sciences and specializes in asthma, bariatrics, diabetes,women’s health, and trauma services. For more information, visit www.trumed.org/.