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Moses Cone Surgery Center: Caring for breast cancer patients

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Moses Cone Surgery Center is not only celebrating 25 years since its opening, it is also celebrating 25 years of community service and contributions.

Most recently, the team at Moses Cone Surgery Center has been hand-making ‘chemo caps’ to donate to their breast cancer patients, as well as patients at Cone Health Cancer Center. The program was inspired by one of the Surgery Center’s staff members who received a breast cancer diagnosis and had to go through chemotherapy treatment.

The stylish ‘chemo caps’ help alleviate the self-conscious feelings that often occur with the hair loss side effect associated with chemotherapy. Staff members at Moses Cone Surgery Center have also compiled a cookbook that is sold at their front desk and proceeds are donated to local charities and causes.

In the past, proceeds were donated to Rockingham County School System’s Backpack Pals for Kids, and with a new order of cookbooks coming in, the Center plans to create a fund to help patients with limited finances pay for their medications.

The Center’s staff is also dedicated to organizing fundraisers for events and organizations such as Relay for Life and the American Heart Association. By volunteering and contributing to causes and organizations that directly benefit their patient population, Moses Cone Surgery Center aligns with Cone Health Network’s dedication to treating the ‘whole’ person—physically, mentally and spiritually.

Spokesperson Background:

Sylvia Davis has been a registered nurse at Moses Cone Surgery Center since 2001. Davis received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from UNCG in 1992. She also became a Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia (CAPA) nurse in 2003.