DALLAS, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Texas Oncology recognize a super hero when they see one, and they realize the difference they make. Today, those physicians announced a $60,650 contribution to the Texas Oncology Foundation in honor of Texas Oncology nurses and healthcare teams.
Nurses are the unsung super heroes on the front lines in the fight against cancer and other serious diseases. Nurses and healthcare teams may care for a patient for a short time, but the impact can last a lifetime.
Ways to say #SuperThanks
- Give thanks with a donation to the Texas Oncology Foundation at TexasOncologyFoundation.org.
- Share your #SuperThanks at TexasOncology.com/SuperThanks.
- View your favorite super heroes at Facebook.com/TexasOncology.
Texas Oncology physicians announced the donation as part of an annual Thanksgiving initiative highlighting the practice's long-standing community involvement. Because physicians and centers are dispersed throughout the state, patients are able to stay close to the critical support of family and friends throughout treatment.
"Recent events have once again highlighted how indispensable nurses are to the healthcare team," said Dr. Steve Paulson, Texas Oncology chairman and president. "They must be knowledgeable of many complex diagnoses and therapies and provide insightful, empathetic patient support. Nurses are nothing short of super heroes, with skills that expertly blend and balance emotion and expertise with compassion to treat anyone in need."
Texas Oncology practices throughout Texas and southeastern Oklahoma are celebrating the impact of nurses this Thanksgiving. Throughout November, patients, families, and friends are encouraged to join in saying thank you to the nurses and healthcare teams that fight so hard for their patients so they can focus on fighting cancer. Personal stories of Texas Oncology super heroes can be shared at Facebook.com/TexasOncology. Patients may also share their #SuperThanks and recognize a nurse at TexasOncology.com/SuperThanks.
"We are grateful for the generosity of the Texas Oncology physicians honoring nurses and other members of the healthcare team who surround patients and families throughout their cancer journey," said Natalie O'Roark, executive director of the Texas Oncology Foundation. "Texas Oncology believes in the power of community. This gift made by local physicians recognizing our super heroes who give so generously of themselves, will further the work of the foundation, which supports patients and families within their local communities."
The Texas Oncology Foundation, established in 1997, is dedicated to providing support to cancer patients in the communities where they live, work, and receive treatment through support and survivorship groups, patient and caregiver education, and cancer research.
"This year, more than 119,000 Texans will be diagnosed with cancer. While their treatment plans will be as diverse as our state, all will have nurse super heroes watching out for them," said Paulson. "I hope others will join us in saying #SuperThanks."
About Texas Oncology
Texas Oncology delivers high-quality cancer care with leading-edge technology and advanced treatment and therapy options available to help patients achieve "More breakthroughs. More victories."® in their fights against cancer. Texas Oncology, a pioneer in community-based cancer care, is an independent oncology practice with sites of service throughout Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Urology Specialists, which focus on all areas of breast and urologic care, are a part of Texas Oncology.
Texas Oncology patients have the opportunity to take part in some of the most promising clinical trials in the nation for a broad range of cancers. Texas Oncology, through its affiliation with US Oncology Research, has played a role in 50 FDA-approved cancer therapies, nearly one-third of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA to date.
Texas Oncology is united in healing with The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks focused on advancing cancer care in America. As an affiliate of The US Oncology Network, Texas Oncology is united with more than 1,000 physicians and 10,000 cancer professionals nationwide. The US Oncology Network is supported by McKesson Specialty Health.
For more information, visit TexasOncology.com or call 1-888-864-I CAN (4226).
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