Columbia, Tenn.—The next session of the Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Coping with Cancer support group will begin in September. Meetings will be held each Tuesday, September 9-30, from 10-11 a.m. in the MRMC Cancer Center at Columbia Mall.
The mission of the group is to support those who are diagnosed with cancer, as well as their friends and family, and to provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges, frustrations, fears and feelings associated with cancer.
“It is natural for both patients and caregivers to go through a vast array of emotions after a diagnosis of cancer. These include anger, guilt, resentment and fear. Our goal is to provide guidance on ways to cope with these emotions as well as education about support services and resources available to help ease the burdens that accompany a diagnosis,” said Emily McKnight, the counselor who will facilitate the meetings.
McKnight, a life-long resident of Maury County, has a master’s degree in counseling and human development from Vanderbilt University. Her experience includes counseling in the areas of grief, caregiver support and divorce.
To register for the support group, call 931.490.7192.
Maury Regional Medical Center is a 275-bed facility that serves more than 260,000 people in southern Middle Tennessee and has a medical staff of more than 200 physicians. From a comprehensive interventional and surgical heart program to a neonatal intensive care and cancer center, the medical center offers a wide range of advanced services. The medical center was recognized in 2013 as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics as well as one of the nation’s top health systems in 2011 and 2012. Maury Regional serves as the flagship for a group of facilities including Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg, Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, Lewis Health Center in Hohenwald, Maury Regional Spring Hill and Spring Hill Health Center in Spring Hill. For more information, visit mauryregional.com.