Community Benefit

Community Awareness/Education

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Question: Members of our hematology team often go to a school to sit with teachers and staff to discuss a child who has been diagnosed with a certain form of cancer in order to help everyone meet the child's needs and to answer questions from the school. This is being considered Community Awareness/Education concerning cancer.

Recommendation: We recommend this not be reported as a community health improvement service, because, as you remarked, it is related to an individual patient's care. But we think it reflects outstanding care on the part of the hospital.

(June 2012)