Dignity Health Cancer Centers to Offer Discussion Groups On Managing Loss and Grief During the Holidays

Series of free and informal gatherings will offer support and coping strategies

CENTRAL COAST, CA October 16, 2014 – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), which are Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals, are each offering a discussion group at their individual campuses to help those who have suffered loss.

  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 – 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Hearst Cancer Resource Center, 1941 Johnson Avenue, Suite 201A, San Luis Obispo

For more information about this date, please call (805) 542-6234.

  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mission Hope Cancer Center, 1325 East Church Street, Santa Maria

For more information about this date, please call (805) 219-HOPE (4673).

  • Thursday, November 13 – 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital Board Room, 345 South Halcyon Road

For more information about this date, please call (805) 481-7245.

These free group discussions will be led by Jenni Davis, Oncology Counselor and Patient Advocate for the Mission Hope Cancer Center.  Davis will focus on practical ways to minimize negative feelings and will provide tools to help successfully cope during the holiday season.

Advanced reservations are preferred by calling the numbers listed above.  Light refreshments will be provided.

About Dignity Health Central Coast

Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. For more information visit www.arroyograndehospital.org; www.frenchmedicalcenter.org; www.marianmedicalcenter.org