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Patients at the Gunnison Valley Health Cancer Center Will Be More Comfortable Thanks to the Generosity of Living Journeys

Gunnison Valley Health recently purchased a blanket warmer for its Cancer Care Center thanks to a generous donation from Living Journeys. The warmer will help make patients more comfortable when receiving chemotherapy treatments.

Gunnison Valley Health CEO, Jason Amrich, expressed his gratitude for the ongoing support and generosity of Living Journeys.

“I am very thankful that we have incredible nonprofit partners like Living Journeys who support our health system in a myriad of ways,” Amrich said. “Not only do we want to ensure that we are providing our patients with the highest quality care, but we also want to do everything possible to ensure they are feeling as comfortable as possible. Having a warm blanket during chemotherapy treatment will make a huge difference for patients receiving this type of care.”

Chemotherapy is often a long process that leaves patients feeling fatigued and ill. During their treatment, the Gunnison Valley Health oncology staff do everything possible to keep patients comfortable. Gunnison Valley Health’s Director of Oncology, Monica Myers, said that the new equipment will make this important part of their job a little easier.

“We have worked hard to create a comfortable space for our patients and do everything we can to ensure they have what they need during treatment,” Myers said. “To help people feel warm, safe, and comfortable, my team has been getting blankets from the patient care unit. This means they must leave the area whenever blankets are needed. This new piece of equipment will allow us to provide more immediate support for our patients.”

For the Living Journeys Board of Directors and Executive Director, Julie Reid, the donation was an easy way to support the health system and more importantly Gunnison Valley residents diagnosed with cancer.

“I am grateful to the Living Journeys Board of Directors and our generous donors who make it possible for us to support the community through our programs and partnership with the health system,” Reid said. “There is so much more to supporting people diagnosed with cancer than the wonderful medical care provided by the health system. Something as simple as easy access to a warm blanket during treatment can go a long way to making a difficult situation a little more manageable.”