BCHS Hosting Eli Lilly Oncology Art Exhibit (Battle Creek) 02/04/2009 The Cancer Care Center at Battle Creek Health System is hosting Lilly Oncology on CanvasSM in February, an art exhibit honoring the journeys traveled by millions of people affected by cancer.
The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be displayed in The Cancer Care Center from Monday, February 23 through Friday, February 27 during normal business hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Lilly Oncology on Canvas was created in 2004 by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize the struggles people face when confronted with a cancer diagnosis,” says Wayne Young, administrative director of The Cancer Care Center at BCHS. “The biennial competition invites people diagnosed with any type of cancer, their families and friends, cancer advocates and health care providers to express, through art and narrative, their own cancer feelings. We are extremely fortunate to have this traveling exhibit available in Southwest Michigan for the second year in a row with all new art.”
In 2008, the third Lilly Oncology on Canvas competition received more than 2,000 entries from 40 countries. Art was accepted in the following media: acrylic, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor, fabric, and ‘other,’ which included one-dimensional mixed media. The Battle Creek program will feature approximately 35 of those art works.
The exhibit is made possible through the generosity of Eli Lilly and Company, a leader in cancer research and treatment, and in partnership with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and The Cancer Care Center at Battle Creek Health System.
Battle Creek Health System, sponsored by two parent organizations—Trinity Health (the fourth largest Catholic health system in the U.S. with 12 hospitals, 9 nursing homes, 19 senior house facilities, 8 home health care agencies, and 4 hospices in Michigan alone) and BCHS Community Partners, is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Battle Creek Health System as a recipient of the 2008 HealthGrades Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence Award™ and 2009 Five Star rated for joint replacement surgery and total knee replacement. HealthGrades is a leading health care information company that provides objective ‘report card’ ratings nationwide. BCHS provides excellent health care for the community and promotes wellness for the whole person with access and compassion for all. For the latest medical information, visit the BCHS web site at www.bchealth.com or call the BCHS Marketing Department at (269) 966-8132.
About The Cancer Care Center
The Cancer Care Center at Battle Creek Health System offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art services based upon the latest cancer research, sophisticated diagnostic equipment, a multi-specialty team including board certified surgeons who discuss and coordinate treatment plans, and life-long patient follow-up through cancer registry.
The Cancer Care Center recently unveiled its newly renovated facilities adding 6,000 square feet of new area and 3,000 square feet of renovation giving critically needed treatment space for cancer patients, lifesaving new technology, a more healing environment, and room to grow complementary therapies.
The expansion project makes available an American Cancer Society (ACS) resource library for patients and community members who wish to learn more about this disease. The Cancer Center also offers an ACS program called ‘Road to Recovery’ that provides transportation for patients to their lifesaving and life-sustaining treatments at the hospital.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes Battle Creek Health System as the only Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program. This approval is the highest awarded and held by fewer than 10% of hospitals nationwide. BCHS is the only hospital in Southwest Michigan to hold this designation.
Approval by the Commission on Cancer is awarded only to those facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in diagnosis and treatment of cancer and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performances. In order to maintain approval, facilities with approved cancer programs must also undergo an on-site review every three years.
Receiving treatment in a Commission on Cancer-approved program ensures that a patient has access to quality care close to home.
Titles of four of the ‘Oncology on Canvas artworks expected to be on display at The Cancer Care Center at Battle Creek Health System include:
Title: Reflections of Me
Acrylic by a person diagnosed with cancer; Merill, MI
Title: Art of Healing
Mixed Media by a person diagnosed with cancer; Clarkston, MI
Title: From the Chemo Chair
Pastel by a person diagnosed with cancer; Caro, MI
Title: The Sound of Faith and Hope
Photo by a person diagnosed with cancer; Durand, MI