On Friday, October, 24th, Cortland Regional Medical Center family, friends,
and survivors came together to participate in the CRMC Pink Ribbon Challenge.
Gathering outside the hospital across from West Main Street, more than
120 members of CRMC dressed in pink as they formed a large pink ribbon
in the grass. The Cortland Fire Department was present to capture the
The month of October was focused on illustrating the integrated care CRMC
provides to its breast cancer patients. The Pink Ribbon Challenge is just
one of the many events Cortland Regional Medical Center planned for Breast
Cancer Awareness month.
Earlier in the month CRMC also attended the annual Pumpkinfest as well
as the Health Fair hosted at the County Office building. At both events
staff members shared information with community members regarding how
CRMC helps every unique breast cancer patient's journey. The Medical
Center team members educated the public regarding the comprehensive integrated
approach provided by CRMC healthcare professionals.
With the guidance of medical team members such as Dr. Lambert, M.D., Dr.
Boufal, D.O, and Julie Niederhofer, RN, CRMC has ensured that their patients
are in good hands. Prior to surgery, some patients also meet with Terri
Delacuadra, Physical Therapist at CRMC. Delacuadra works with patients
both before and after treatment in order to help them regain strength
and treat or prevent lymphedema. Patients also have the opportunity to
meet with Tammie Homer, Certified Fitter for The Confident Woman Boutique.
They first meet with Julie Niederhofer, the cancer nurse navigator to
select products such as post-surgical camisoles. Then following surgery,
they meet with Homer for post surgical bras and Breast prosthesis.
The month of October has highlighted the ongoing support provided by Cortland
Regional Medical Center for breast cancer patients all year round. The
CRMC team continues their dedication to providing support and expertise
to patients and their families in our community.