FVHO July Survivorship Support Group to feature The Traveling Palette

Appleton, Wisconsin – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, July 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer, including families and caregivers. July’s session will be led by Laura Steger, artist and owner of The Traveling Palette.

Steger will lead a session on the fundamentals of painting, as she leads the group in painting. She will also discuss the therapeutic benefits to painting, including improved creativity, improved memory and stress relief.

Meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

Reservations are required, please reserve your spot by July 11. Additionally, there will be a $15 fee for July’s session for the materials and can be paid upon arrival at the event.

FVHO’s CFO named 2017 Corporate Walk Chair of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night

FVHO’s CFO Shawn Kienert

APPLETON, Wis. (June 20, 2017) – Shawn Kienert, chief financial officer of Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, has been named the Corporate Walk Chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2017 Light The Night annual fundraising event.

In his role as Corporate Walk Chair, Kienert will lead efforts to increase corporate financial support and drive revenue growth for Light The Night to support LLS’s ultimate goal of creating a world without blood cancer.

“It is not only an honor, but a privilege to serve as the Corporate Walk Chair for the 2017 Light The Night walk, as I know first-hand how important this event is to those affected by cancer,” Kienert said. “I look forward to working with area businesses in this new role by fundraising to allow us to take whatever steps we can to end cancer.”

Kienert has served as FVHO’s CFO since April 2014. During his time as CFO, Kienert has worked to raise more than $40,000 in for last year’s Light The Night event, which is held each fall to find cures and provide access to treatment for blood cancer patients.

Kienert’s efforts to raise these generous funds that help support Light The Night and LLS included establishing a corporate matching campaign with Buffalo Wild Wings, organizing various rummage sales and basket auctions.

“Shawn has been an integral part of the Appleton Light The Night fundraising event and we are ecstatic he is being recognized for his hard work,” Dr. Timothy Goggins, chief medical officer and physician at FVHO, said.

This year’s Light The Night walk will be held Oct. 6, 2017, in Appleton. For more information about FVHO, please visit www.fvho.org. More information about LLS and Light The Night can be found at www.lightthenight.org.

FVHO announces Fight Back Foundation at 2017 Ring that Bell event

APPLETON, Wis. (June 13, 2017) – More than 150 people from around the region attended the second annual Ring that Bell event last month hosted by Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists.

Ring that Bell is an annual event at which participants honor the tradition of ringing bells when chemotherapy or radiation treatment ends. The community came together to honor all of those affected cancer by ringing their own bells for one full minute at noon CST.

At the 2017 Ring that Bell event, FVHO also announced the launch of the FVHO Fight Back Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial and educational support to cancer and blood disorder patients, and to cancer- and caregiver-related projects at FVHO.

“It was such a delight to officially announce the Fight Back Foundation at this year’s Ring that Bell event, as this event is a key program of the foundation,” Dr. John Swanson, physician at FVHO and president of the Fight Back Foundation, said. “We’ve already had an inpouring of support and everyone at FVHO is excited to see the direct impact of this foundation on our patients and their families.”

Since its founding in 2016, the Fight Back Foundation has helped patients with costs related to their care, such as gas cards, co-payments and hotel stays, helped with costs not covered by insurance and helped those without insurance.

Patients and their families can work with patient navigators within the foundation to request funds from the foundation as financial needs are recognized.

Donations to the FVHO Fight Back Foundation provide tax benefits to donors. To learn more about FVHO or the Fight Back Foundation, contact FVHO at 920-749-1171 or visit www.fvho.org.

 

 

FVHO hosts June Survivorship Support Group

APPLETON, Wis. (June 1, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, June 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at its Appleton location. The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer and June’s session will be led by FVHO dietitians Brittany Shaw, RDN, CD; Nikki Ott, MS, RDN, CD; and Carrie Baum, RD.

The group will present “Finding Fresh Foods,” which will focus on the benefits of taking advantage of fresh produce becoming available in the area, what to look for and what to ask local vendors.

Meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

Shaw, a registered dietitian in Appleton, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in human biology with a nutritional science emphasis. Shaw has been working as a registered dietitian for ThedaCare for three years.

Ott earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and has 14 years of inpatient/outpatient experience in the areas of oncology, nephrology and critical care with expertise in managing nutrition support.

Baum earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and has been a dietician for 10 years with clinical experience in inpatient/outpatient oncology, critical care, nutrition support management and homecare.

FVHO’s survivorship group is free and open to the public – no registration is needed.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology partners with the American Cancer Society for second annual Ring That Bell

APPLETON, Wis. (May 16, 2017) – On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, is honoring the tradition of ringing bells to celebrate survivors of cancer with the second annual Ring That Bell event. FVHO, the American Cancer Society and partners across the nation will ring bells for one full minute to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at noon CST.

Members of the community are encouraged to join the celebration at the Appleton, Neenah, Waupaca, Shawano and Oshkosh FVHO locations starting at 11:45 a.m. that day, and at noon, people are invited to ring a bell wherever they are.

“So many of us have personally dealt with cancer or know someone who has,” Dr. Jack Swanson, physician at FVHO, said. “Ring That Bell shows our collective joy and love for those who have fought back against cancer and won the battle, honor those we have lost to cancer and hope for those who are fighting right now.”

Those participating in other locations are encouraged to photograph and share their pictures on social media to show support to patients and their families. The event is in advance of National Cancer Survivors Day, which falls on the first Sunday of June each year.

Ring That Bell was inspired by a time-honored tradition that takes place at cancer care facilities all over the country. The bells signify a turning point in the lives of cancer patients and represent the meaningful moment when their chemotherapy and radiation treatment ends. Individuals across the country are continuously ringing bells as they beat the battle against cancer in their own lives.

FVHO hosts May Survivorship Support Group

APPLETON, Wis. (May 2, 2017) – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialist, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, May 11, at two different times: 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer and May’s session will be led by Dr. Kate Williams, a chiropractor at Well Within Chiropractic.

Williams will present “Developing Rhythms in Wellness,” which will focus on whole body wellness – physical, mental, chemical and self-care. Williams received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

FVHO’s survivorship group is free and open to the public – no registration is needed.

 

FVHO and Heartland Hospice Care host advance directives seminar

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), in partnership with Heartland Hospice Care, will host a workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where the public can come at their convenience and receive assistance in completing health care power of attorney and medical living wills.

Power of attorney gives another person the authority to act on your behalf in legal or health matters, and a medical living will is written, legal instructions regarding your preferences for medical care if you are unable to make those decisions. These forms typically take 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

The workshop will take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in support of National Healthcare Decisions Day. FVHO physician Dr. Jack Swanson will be available during that time frame to assist and answer questions.

The event is free and open to the public. Please contact FVHO at (920) 749-1171 with any questions, or for more information on FVHO visit www.fvho.org.

About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) provides the most advanced cancer care in northeastern Wisconsin. With more than 20 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, FVHO partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, FVHO is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCPÔ), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, that is serving northeast Wisconsin. Dedicated to providing quality cancer care, FVHO was named ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ in Post-Crescent’s 2016 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology hosts March Survivorship Support Group

APPLETON, Wis. (March 1, 2017)Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, will host its monthly Survivorship Support Group meeting on Thursday, March 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer and will be led by Paula Wroblewski-Gozner, health and wellness assistant, and Livestrong team trainer at the YMCA of the Fox Cities.

Meetings take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

Wroblewski-Gozner will discuss the YMCA’s 12-week Livestrong program, which is designed to assist adult cancer survivors, along with their caregivers, in feeling physically and emotionally strong, post-cancer. Wroblewski-Gozner earned her bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation and recreational therapy from Eastern Illinois University.

FVHO’s survivorship group is free and open to the public – no registration is needed. For more information on upcoming events, visit fvho.org.

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About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO) provides the most advanced cancer care in northeastern Wisconsin. With more than 20 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, FVHO partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, FVHO is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCPÔ), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, that is serving northeast Wisconsin. Dedicated to providing quality cancer care, FVHO was named ‘Best Cancer Treatment Center’ in Post-Crescent’s 2016 Best of the Valley Reader’s Choice Awards.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology hosts survivorship support group

APPLETON, Wis. – Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeast Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, will host its survivorship support group meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The meetings are for anyone affected by cancer and will be led by Wisconsin Veterans Home’s Senior Music Therapist Jeanne Trombla, MSE, RMT.

 

The survivorship support group meetings will take place at FVHO’s Health & Wellness Center, located at 3925 N. Gateway Drive, Appleton, in hopes to connect, uplift and rebuild those who have been affected by cancer.

 

Trombla, a fellow cancer survivor, will discuss the benefits of music therapy and lead a group music therapy session. Trombla earned her bachelor’s degree in music therapy and her master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is also a certified Registered Music Therapist (RMT).

 

FVHO’s survivorship group is free and open to the public – no registration is needed. For more information on more upcoming events, visit fvho.org.

Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology hires new radiation oncologist

APPLETON, Wis. (Dec. 12, 2016)Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), northeastern Wisconsin’s cancer care specialists, recently hired Carol Grabowski, M.D., FACRO, who will lead FVHO’s Diagnostic Center, located in its Health & Wellness Center in Appleton, Wisconsin, beginning Jan. 1.

 

Dr. Grabowski is board-certified in radiation oncology, hospice and palliative medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree, medical and residency training at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

 

Having practiced radiation oncology continuously for more than 20 years, Grabowski has held leadership/medical director, staff and locum tenens positions in the field.

 

Grabowski has experience and training in radiation care including IMRT, 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (CRT), Electron Beam Treatment, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), respiratory gating and organ motion. As such, she brings great skill in customizing radiation therapy for patients at all stages and with all types of cancer — including lung, breast, prostatic, gastrointestinal, head and neck, brain and gynecologic — as well as non-cancer conditions.

For more information about FVHO and its physicians, visit fvho.org.

 

 

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