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LRGHealthcare Announces New Name for Oncology Unit

LACONIA, NH – LRGHealthcare’s Hematology/Oncology Department celebrated its annual Cancer Survivorship Day on June 7th with an extra special twist this year.  After caring for local cancer patients for 25 years, the Hematology/Oncology Department at Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) has been given a new name and look.  LRGHealthcare announced the newly named Anderson Ganong Cancer Center, “a family of hope and healing” with a ribbon cutting ceremony before its Cancer Survivorship Day gathering.
The Anderson Ganong Cancer Center has been named in recognition of two women and their families who have been strong supporters of the Oncology Department at LRGH since they were patients themselves years ago.  Brenda Ganong and her husband John created “Brenda’s Ride with Friends: Fighting Cancer One Mile at a Time” and Lynn and Jerry Anderson endowed the Anderson Pharmacy Fund. 
“Lynn and Brenda are wonderful,” stated Sandy Marshall, Director of Philanthropy, Public Relations, Marketing, and Volunteer Services.  “They help to provide our patients with what they need, but what insurance does not provide to ease the strain of their treatment.”
The Anderson Ganong Cancer Center is represented through the symbol of the dragonfly and the bold, yet comforting colors of blue and green.  The dragonfly represents power, poise, living in the moment, and living life to the fullest. 
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, fellow cancer survivors gathered in the LRGH atrium for food, refreshments and good company as they celebrated another year of survivorship with some of those who helped them along the way including the staff of the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center.
The Anderson Ganong Cancer Center provides NH Oncology Hematology  providers (the same providers found at Payson Center in Concord), chemotherapy administered by chemotherapy certified nurses, radiation (through partnership with Payson Center), medication management, medical imaging, surgical services, wound care, nutrition support, clinical and group support, and oncology rehabilitation. 

Amongst a crowd of LRGHealthcare staff, family, and friends, Lynn Anderson (Left) and Brenda Ganong (Right) cut the ribbon to officially commemorate the naming of the Anderson Ganong Cancer Center.
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