News from Providence Cancer Center-Southern Oregon

September 14, 2016
Hope grows in Medford

What gives you hope? Friends, family, God, the smiles of staff members, birds, bees, living in the moment - these are some of the things that give hope to patients of Providence Medford Medical Center Radiation Oncology. Patients have been sharing what gives them hope by writing down their answers to that question on paper leaves, butterflies and flowers and adding them to the "Hope Grows Here" tree. The tree was created for Cancer Survivor Day, and continues to grow and flourish.

Radiation Oncology welcomes a new patient advocate

Wendy Brubaker, LCSW, has joined the Providence Medford Radiation Oncology team as a patient advocate. Wendy has more than 20 years of experience in medical social work. As part of our team, she connects patients with resources, provides education, helps coordinate appointments and goes the extra mile to help patients feel prepared and supported during this part of their treatment. “I’m honored to be a part of this care team, and to provide ongoing support for patients and their loved ones,” says Wendy.

Lung Cancer Screening Program gets a physician champion

Providence Medford’s rapidly growing Lung Cancer Screening Program now has a physician champion. Berta Baldovino, M.D., a specialist in pulmonary medicine and critical care, will help guide the program toward success. In this new role, Dr. Baldovino is helping to educate primary care providers about the program, the screening criteria, and how to order this type of screening. She practices with Providence Medical Group – Medford Pulmonology and Critical Care Clinic in Southern Oregon. Stay tuned for more coverage of this program in our next newsletter.