MetroHealth Welcomes The Gathering Place to The Cancer Center
The MetroHealth System is providing a convenient resource to cancer survivors and patients, and they don’t have to go far to find it.
The Gathering Place is a community-based organization that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families currently coping with the impact of cancer in their lives. Their new partnership with MetroHealth will give survivors and patients diagnosed with cancer a way to access resources where they’re at.
“We are so fortunate to have The Gathering Place (TGP) in our community, an organization that is dedicated to and has the expertise in providing an incredible array of services to survivors of cancer and their families,” said MetroHealth Cancer Center Director Benjamin Li, MD. “We are delighted that this new collaboration with TGP will result in the expansion of support services.”
A medical librarian or social worker will be onsite, in the waiting room at the MetroHealth Cancer Center twice a week to answer questions about their free cancer support services including individual and group support services, nutrition and exercise programs, art and music programs and legal and financial consultation.
The Gathering Place will be available on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walk-ins are also welcome.
“By having our clinicians on-site at the Cancer Center two days a week, we will be able to share our programs and services addressing the psychosocial and physical needs of cancer patients who may have had difficulty accessing them in the past,” said Michele Seyranian, CEO of The Gathering Place. “This is a win for patients and their families, MetroHealth’s dedicated health care teams and our community.”
For more information, please contact The MetroHealth Cancer Center at (216) 778-8204 or visit metrohealth.org/thegatheringplace. For questions about the services offered by The Gathering Place, please visit touchedbycancer.org/.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.