In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UC Medical Center unveiled a 40-foot pink ribbon on Saturday, Sept. 28, to be displayed on the front of the main hospital building, 234 Goodman St., throughout October.
The display demonstrates the commitment UC Health and the UC Cancer Institute have to raising breast cancer awareness and support for those who have breast cancer or are in remission.
"The quality care delivered by our dedicated breast cancer specialist team at the UC Cancer Institute and UC Health is truly an asset to the region,” says Elyse Lower, MD, director of the UC Cancer Institute Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center, professor in the division of hematology oncology at the UC College of Medicine and a UC Health physician.
"We are integrating the services of clinical care, clinical investigation and basic research in the UC Cancer Institute Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center for the best patient outcomes. We’re so happy to have this visual reminder for our physicians, staff and community as well as this tribute to those living with breast cancer and their families.”
The UC Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center was recently recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Program, the highest distinction for excellence given by the NQMBC. This is the only program in the city and Tristate and only one of 42 centers nationally to gain this distinction.