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NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO HOLD BETTER BREATHERS CLUB

June 30, 2017

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Better Breathers Club on Monday, July 17 from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Medical Staff Conference Room. This free support group is open to anyone affected by a chronic lung disease including relatives and caregivers.

Chronic lung diseases make it difficult to breathe. There are several types of chronic lung disease: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, bronchitis, cystic and pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, and lung cancer. In the United States, COPD is the third-leading cause of death and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Smoking is the primary cause for both of these diseases. Thankfully, many forms of chronic lung disease are preventable and medically manageable.

Backed by the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers Club offers a venue for participants to learn from guest speakers and educational materials, socialize with others affected by a chronic lung disease, and practice skills that will help them better manage their condition and improve their quality of life. The group meets the third Monday of each month. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 302-629-6611, extension 1010.


Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Nanticoke Physician Network and the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was the first hospital on Delmarva to receive a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the only hospital in Delaware and Maryland to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades with both the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and the Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Nanticoke holds a Level III Trauma Center certification, is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 160 health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties including the 45 providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.

Event Details:

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event Location: 
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
Address: 
801 Middleford Road
Seaford  Delaware  19973
Contact Phone: 
(302) 629-6611 x1010