CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT FOUNDATION TO PARTNER WITH PORTER MEDICAL CENTER
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is excited to announce a new partnership with Porter Medical Center. CPSF has agreed to underwrite the patient share for local cancer patients to receive nutritional counseling at Porter instead of having to travel to the University of Vermont Medical Center. The funds will be available to offset any out-of-pocket expenses cancer patients might otherwise incur, such as gaps in insurance and deductibles for nutritional counseling. Sarah Lemnah the Executive Director of the Foundation stated "We look forward to our new relationship with Porter, striving mutually to make the journey cancer patients and their families face a bit easier." For many cancer patients in treatment they face challenges regarding what types of food they are able to eat , how they can maintain the proper weight, and how they can better tolerate treatment. The nutritional staff at Porter Medical Center is available and is currently seeing local cancer patients to help them with their nutritional needs.
"I am excited to have the opportunity for Porter Hospital and the Cancer Patient Support Foundation to partner and be able to provide this service, per our Mission Statement "To Improve the Health of Our Community One Person at a Time", which I truly believe in," stated Laura Brace, the Director of Nutritional Services for Porter.
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation is very excited to support Porter Medical Center in bringing this much needed service to Addison County to better support local cancer patients.
The Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF) is an independent local nonprofit organization which supports cancer patients and their families in Vermont and Northern New York. Support from CPSF helps patients meet their co-insurance obligations and receive nutritional and psychological counseling. In addition, CPSF provides emergency financial assistance for patients experiencing hardship due to their illness and treatment.
CPSF has been helping cancer patients and their families for over 15 years. It was inspired by the desire of cancer survivors and other dedicated members of the community to provide a helping hand in a time of extraordinary need. In that same spirit, today's CPSF services are funded entirely by donations and grants. Click here to help support local cancer patients.