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Davis Girl Scouts Make ‘Chemo Caps’ for Sutter Davis Infusion Center Patients

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Cancer, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region | 0 comments

Sutter Davis Hospital Infusion Center Staff and Girl Scouts show off hats that will be donated to patients at the hospital's infusion center

Sutter Davis Hospital Infusion Center’s Christine Lenihan, far left, and Michael Mannix, far right, accept “chemo cap” donations from Girl Scouts representing numerous troops within the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit.

Several Girl Scouts representing the nearly 600 from 76 troops within the Davis Girl Scout Service Unit donated 200 hats to patients receiving care at Sutter Davis Hospital’s Infusion Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

 These colorful and soft “chemo caps” keep patients warm while they receive their treatments — treatments that can last up to eight hours. Many of these patients receive infusion therapy as part of their cancer treatment plans.

“This is such a generous gift from some of our youngest community members,” said Lynnette Messex, R.N., regional manager for SDH’s Infusion Center. “It is such a great lesson of giving for them that I know our patients appreciate very much.”

SDH Nursing Administrative Supervisor Barbara Schairer, R.N., helped facilitate the donation. A longtime Girl Scout leader and 23-year employee of the hospital, she thought it would be fun to commemorate the Girls Scouts 100-year anniversary last year by having the girls create 100 items to donate to a worthwhile cause. In December, the troop members worked on hats of all varieties — from the no-sew kind to those that are crocheted. The girls got on a roll that they doubled their goal!

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Cancer, Sutter Davis Hospital, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region | 0 comments