2018 Tree of Hope

October 1, 2018

Sylva, N.C. – As part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Harris Breast Care is hosting a reception on Friday, October 5 from 12:30-1:30pm in the first-floor lobby at Harris Medical Park at 98 Doctors Drive in Sylva to dedicate the Tree of Hope to honor and remember breast cancer patients.

The reception will include testimonials from breast cancer survivors who have undergone treatment at Harris Regional Hospital, as well as members of the breast cancer care team, including general surgeon Joshua Pratt, MD and Carol VanCleve, RN, who serves as Breast Care Nurse Navigator at Harris and is coordinating the event.

At 1:00pm, Harris Breast Care will conduct a brief dedication of the Tree of Hope, with breast cancer survivors placing cards on the tree with names of those being honored or remembered. Light refreshments will be served.

Everyone is invited to attend the reception. The tree will remain in place throughout October and community members, patients, and staff are all welcome to place cards on the tree at any time.

Harris Regional Hospital, Swain Community Hospital, and Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin each offer digital mammography in settings located near other services such as primary care, subspecialty care, and rehabilitation.

Breast cancer is a very real risk for women, but reducing your risk through a healthy lifestyle and early detection through regular screenings can equip you in the fight against it. If you are the age of 40 or older, please schedule your mammogram by calling 844.414.DOCS

About Harris Regional Hospital & Swain Community Hospital

Harris Regional Hospital, established in 1925, is an 86-bed acute and specialty care facility serving Western North Carolina with more than 100 physicians practicing in locations throughout a multi-county region, including Harris Regional Hospital Medical Park of Franklin, an outpatient facility in Macon County.

Swain Community Hospital, established in 1950, is a 48-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a multi-county region with primary care, emergency medicine and subspecialty care including a pain clinic and a transitional care unit. Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital began an affiliation in 1997 and joined Duke LifePoint Healthcare in 2014.

About Duke LifePoint Healthcare

Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and healthcare providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint's experience in community-based hospital management and Duke's world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.