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Published on March 23, 2015

Rutland Regional Sponsors PBS Cancer Documentary and Community Conversation with the Foley Cancer Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center, a proud sponsor of Vermont Public Television’s PBS series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” will host a free 30-minute film screening and community conversation with Allan Eisemann, MD, Medical Director and Rick Lovett, MD, Radiation Oncologist of the Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

The 30-minute screening, hosted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Rutland Country Club on 275 Grove Street, Rutland, VT is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 802.772.2673 or email rauer@rrmc.org

The PBS documentary produced by Ken Burns is based on The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Pulitzer Prize winning author and practicing oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD. The series chronicles the 4,000-year effort to understand, treat and ultimately cure cancer and features an in-depth historical perspective, profiles of current patients, and a scientific and investigative report on the quest for a cure. 

The full documentary premieres March 30, 31, and April 1 at 9pm ET on Vermont Public Television. 

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Established in 1896, Rutland Regional is the second largest hospital in Vermont and is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals. 

Rutland Regional’s commitment to quality patient care has been recognized locally and nationally by becoming the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures and was honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group an independent industry watchdog, in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

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