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Good Samaritan Medical Center renames cancer center

November 26, 2014

Lafayette, Colo. – Dec. 15, 2014 – The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Good Samaritan Medical Center (GSMC) has changed its name to Good Samaritan Medical Center | Cancer Centers of Colorado.

This change allows patients to benefit from efficiencies and quality measures through a more integrated system of cancer centers, including services from our other two Cancer Centers of Colorado located at Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver) and Lutheran Medical Center (Wheat Ridge).

A new logo and signage will be introduced on the building located at Highway 287 and Exempla Circle in the coming weeks.

"While our name is changing, patients can still expect the same level of care," says Dr. Richard Hesky, medical director for the Cancer Centers of Colorado. “Our team of dedicated, skilled professionals and state-of-art equipment give our patients the best possible care in this area."

For cancer patients like Lafayette resident Frank Rose, who was diagnosed with melanoma that metastasized to the brain last fall, having integrated cancer care in one place is important to their journeys toward health and well-being. "The doctors and the people have been very supportive of the choices I’ve made," Rose says. "I’ve really integrated a team of people around me, not only on the physical side, but also on the mental and nutritional side."

In addition to cancer treatment, the Good Samaritan Medical Center | Cancer Centers of Colorado also offers ancillary support including social services, stress reduction education, support groups, financial counseling, oncology nutrition services, spiritual care, genetic counseling, resource library, psychology, outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care services; and integrated medicine including acupuncture, healing touch and massage therapy.

At Good Samaritan Medical Center | Cancer Centers of Colorado, patients find a team devoted to protecting and nurturing the vital hope they bring as they enter our doors. "Everything we do is to extend or maximize each precious life we encounter says Karen Irish, senior director of oncology services for the Cancer Centers of Colorado at GSMC. "We want to make sure patients are empowered and actively participate and share in the decisions being made to help them live through and past the cancer diagnosis."

Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death, accounting for nearly one of every four deaths. It is a complex disease with its own causes, symptoms, manifestations and treatment issues. The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 11 million cancer survivors are living in the U.S. For more information about the Good Samaritan Medical Center | Cancer Centers of Colorado, please visit www.exemplagoodsamaritan.org/cancercenter. # # #