The Warren Reynolds Cancer Library at The Cancer Center at Metro Health Village provides essential educational materials for patients and families battling cancer. It’s a unique community resource that features computer stations, books, DVDs and periodicals for patients of all ages with all types of cancer. The library has been funded by Michael Donovan, Jackie Scott and other community donors. Michael is a cancer survivor who after completing his treatment, wanted to give back to the community. Metro Health is proud to partner with the Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary’s Health Care for this valuable extension to the main library at that facility.
There are dedicated sections for nutritional information and caregiver support, as well as spiritual and psychological resources. It also features special materials for children and families of cancer patients to help them cope with the challenges of having a loved one with the disease. The computers provide Internet access, including specific research sites selected by our doctors to help patients and their families find correct clinical information. We also have laptops and iPads available to use.
At Metro Health, we know that a knowledgeable patient is a key component to successful cancer treatment. According to Dr. Michael Zakem, Medical Director of Medical Oncology, “It is our obligation to educate, and within that, provide resources not only for our patients and families, but the community.”
The Warren Reynolds Cancer Library will continue to grow, thanks to more than $80,000 in funding from the 2010 and 2011 Positively Warren Golf Classic. The golf tournament is played in honor of former WOOD-TV sports director Warren Reynolds who died of cancer in 2000. We are so glad to be able to provide up-to-date information about cancer, so our patients can focus on recovery.