Cumberland Times-News: Congressman to tour new WVU Cancer Institute at GRMC
MCHENRY — U.S. Rep. John Delaney will tour the new WVU Cancer Institute at Garrett Regional Medical Center later this month.
Delaney was helpful in the development of the institute by supporting efforts with governmental agencies that ultimately approved funding for the center, hospital officials said.
"Congressman Delaney was instrumental in supporting Garrett Regional Medical Center for the $600,000 Health Resources and Services Administration grant to develop the Cancer Center’s Patient Navigator program," said Mark Boucot, GRMC president and CEO, in a news release. "He also has been very supportive of the hospital’s efforts to obtain funding for the ongoing operations of the new Cancer Center to improve access to health care for the region."
The program helps patients and their families locate services, overcome barriers to receiving care and navigate the health care system.
The institute, which was dedicated in December, is a satellite office of WVU Medicine's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
Construction on the cancer institute began in August and the first patient was accepted in January. The institute is located on the first floor of the original hospital building.
Delaney is also set to tour the new Subacute Rehabilitation Unit. The unit is designed for patients who are too sick to return home or go to a traditional nursing home, but not sick enough to remain in the normal hospital setting.
Delaney will tour the facilities Feb 17.
The public is invited to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the rehabilitation unit, which will be held Feb 22 at 1 p.m.