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For release: March 25, 2014

Jim Armstrong 330.344.6083, jim.armstrong@akrongeneral.org

Akron General Offers Informative Class on Palliative Care

Join Gillian Myers, a palliative care clinical nurse specialist and a member of the Akron General Inpatient Palliative Care Team, as she discusses “Integrating Palliative Care through the Continuum of Life” on April 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Akron General Health & Wellness Center – West, 4125 Medina Rd., Akron.

Palliative care provides symptom management and support for you and your loved ones when faced with the challenges of a serious illness, such as cancer, heart disease, COPD, liver failure, kidney failure, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and ALS. Unlike hospice, people receiving palliative care may have a life expectancy of greater than six months and may continue to receive chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and other aggressive medical treatments.

Learn more about palliative care at this free presentation, courtesy of Akron General’s Integrative Medicine Committee. Please call 330-344-6361 with any questions.


About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization that has been improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves since 1914. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 532-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates; and Akron General Foundation. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the fifth best hospital in Ohio. In 2013, the American Nurses Association bestowed the prestigious “Magnet” status on the more that 1,000 nurses from Akron General Medical Center, Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute and the Health System’s Health & Wellness Centers. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit www.akrongeneral.org.



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