AdventHealth Hendersonville

Advent Health H'ville Cancer Services

Photo from AdventHealth Cancer Services website.

As per the Bylaws, The Kenmure Fights Cancer Board of Directors voted that 50% of the funds raised in the year 2020 be donated to Advent Health Hendersonville Cancer Services (formerly Park Ridge Health).

This is the 13th year that our funds have assisted cancer patients at Advent Health. During that period, we have donated more than $307,000 for equipment and technology in the realm of patient care. Click for year-by-year donations.

Use of 2021 funds:

LOCalizer wire-free guidance system

Typically, the location of lesions in the breast are marked with a wire on the day of surgery. This leads to more complicated scheduling (radiology and surgery departments required on the same day), leading to greater stress for the patient. 

The LOCalizer device allows the "marker" to be placed anytime up to the date of surgery. In other words, the patient can have the tiny Tag inserted when it is convenient, go home and return on the surgery date. It is also more accurate. 

"LOCalizer is a wireless radio frequency identification (RFID) breast lesion localization system that enables precision and ease of use for breast surgery guidance. . .

"Advanced Miniature RFID Tag: Each Tag has a unique identification number and is encased in a proprietary, anti-migratory sheath, allowing for unique identification of the Tag and keeping it in its intended position. The Tag is clearly visible on ultrasound, x-ray and MRI, allowing flexible placement with multiple imaging modalities." 

Hologic fact sheet

Cost: $50,000. 

Update as of August, 2021. The company that produces the above system may make the device itself available. In that case, our funds will be used for ancillary equipment for the procedure.

Click here to see how our funds were used in previous years.

Kenmure Fights Cancer sponsors
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Room at Park Ridge!

In January, 2015, Park Ridge (now Advent Health Hendersonville) opened The Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Room. The above plaque is at the entrance to the room and recognizes gifts from Kenmure Fights Cancer and The Cannon Foundation. The funds we raised helped create the room and buy the state-or-the-art machine (below).

The patient lays face down on the table which is then raised to a level where the surgeon can use the computerized equipment below.

When a problem appears on a regular mammogram, the patient returns to the hospital for further testing. Having this machine on site means he/she can get results quickly. Since waiting for results is exceedingly stressful, the value of the machine is emotional as well as technical.

Left to right: Jackie Murrill, Todd Guffey, Director of Radiology, Dr. Ralph Ricco, Radiologist and Susan Bush.

Click here to see other ways our funds have impacted cancer care at Park Ridge.

On August 26.2013, Kenmure Fights Cancer was honored to receive the
Third Annual Dr. P.J. Moore, Jr., MD & Dr. Arthur A. Pearson, MD Award of Excellence.

Funds raised by Kenmure Fights Cancer are designated for equipment and technology in the realm of cancer care.

About Park Ridge Health (now Advent Health Hendersonville) Cancer Services 

Park Ridge Cancer Services has been awarded national accreditation by The Commission on Cancer (COC) and the American College of Surgeons and also won the Outstanding Achievement Award for a first-time program.

In fact, Park Ridge Health is the first hospital in Western North Carolina to win this award and is one of only 66 other hospitals in the U.S. to obtain it.

This highly-coveted award is a tribute to physician and staff teamwork and has established Park Ridge Cancer Services as a leader in providing quality cancer care. To learn more, click here.

Hendersonville, N.C.(August 20, 2012)–"The Kenmure Fights Cancer committee presented Park Ridge Health with a gift of $17,300 on August 10 to support cancer care services. Nearly 15 members of the fundraising committee, including Committee Chair Kathrine Tims, were on-hand to present the check to Park Ridge Health President Jimm Bunch, Park Ridge Health Foundation Director Beth Davey and Diagnostic Imaging Director Todd Guffey.

Kenmure Fights Cancer's generous 2012 donation of $17,300 will be used for Park Ridge Health's purchase of a digital stereotactic breast biopsy unit.
  • This unit will be used by highly trained radiologists and breast surgeons to obtain biopsies that will enhance patient care.
  • Patients benefit greatly from this advanced technology because it pinpoints the exact location of breast microcalcifications or mass by using a computer and X-rays taken from two different angles. Using these coordinates, physicians can determine the exact location needed to perform a biopsy.

"We congratulate Kenmure Fights Cancer again for its commitment to cancer care in our Western North Carolina community," said Jimm Bunch, president and CEO of Park Ridge Health.

  • 'The Kenmure community has generously donated more than $61,000 since 2008 to help fund cancer-fighting equipment and related needs for cancer patients here at Park Ridge. These efforts are truly life-changing and life-saving.'" more...

Kenmure Fights Cancer, c/o Susan Bush, 2021 President, 328 Kenmure Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Contact: Home (828) 692-1281 or Cell (828) 243-7249 or susan@libertymanuals.com

Kenmure Fights Cancer has donor advised and designated funds with the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

Website: www.cfhcforever.org                  Contact: (828) 697-6224

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