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JM2010 Contributed Paper: John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library at the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center

Posted on February 2, 2010 by kcarlson | 1 Comment

By Evonda Copeland, Supervisor of Library Services, Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ.

Contributed Paper: John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library at the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.  Lisa Marks, Supervisor, Library Services, Health Science Library, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA.

In February 2010, the new John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library, located within the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, will join a family of 6 other California cancer research libraries supported by the Jennifer Diamond Foundation.

The Disney Family Cancer Center is a beautiful, tranquil, “one-stop shop” for cancer patients. Thanks to a visionary director of cancer services, Dr. Raul Mena, this Cancer Center provides access to western and eastern medicine through its Integrative Medicine program. And Dr. Mena insisted on including a library for the “mind” component in healing.

The John Hench Foundation – named after the long-time Walt Disney animator and voracious reader – donated $1 million toward the cancer library. The cancer library includes cancer resources and a computing area, but it also includes a meditative quiet room – a windowed corner of the library overlooking a small outside garden – for patients’ psychologic al and spiritual healing.

There is also a Kids Space which provides an iMac and art activities for children to enjoy while their adults do research. The cancer library will be staffed by librarians and volunteers who will attend sensitivity training to be fully prepared for their special clientele.

For more details and photos of the cancer center’s development, visit the John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library website.

Posted 2/2/10

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One Response to “JM2010 Contributed Paper: John C. & Lowry Hench Cancer Library at the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center”

  1. Andrea Lynch
    April 23rd, 2010 @ 3:18 pm

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