THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (July 05, 2016)

In a move to shift cancer patients’ focus from experiencing cancer to living and celebrating life at every stage of their journey, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital is proud to announce the opening of Canopy, a Cancer Survivorship Center.

The 3,000-square-foot facility, located in Medical Plaza 1 at 1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 250, offers cancer survivors of all kinds and their caregivers access to resources and a place to connect with others.

“Canopy has been a labor of love. It was originally imagined by the extremely dedicated Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health committee, and has morphed into a project that the entire community wants to stand behind,” said Josh Urban, senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. “Together we want to support those battling cancer – no matter where they are being treated or where they are in the course of their journey – by offering programs and services that enhance their quality of life.”

Drop-in hours for Canopy are scheduled Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The facility and affiliated staff will serve survivors and caregivers in a variety of ways, including:

  • A cooking demonstration/teaching kitchen for nutritional education and counseling
  • A consultation room for one-on-one counseling and other sensitive discussions
  • An on-site resource library with electronic resources
  • A children’s play room
  • A private dressing area for breast prosthesis and bra fittings
  • A wig salon for individuals coping with hair loss, and area for survivors to host shave parties

Carolyn Allsen, RN, BSN, OCN, oncology nurse navigator, and Amanda Poole, facility coordinator, will manage ongoing Canopy programs and services. Allsen will serve patients directly while Poole oversees programming, scheduling, volunteers and more.

"Canopy was made possible through generous donations from Memorial Hermann In the Pink of Health, Kelly and Brady Hull, Jennie and Mark Moran, Tricia and Jack Futcher, and Debbie and Pat Conlon,” added Urban. “We also couldn’t have done it without Laurie's Home Furnishings and Mary Ross Custom Homes, who graciously volunteered her time and expertise to create an extraordinarily beautiful space that will be a home-away-from-home for cancer survivors and their families."

To support Canopy, call the Memorial Hermann Foundation at 713-242-4400. For general information on the Cancer Survivorship Center, call 713.897.5838.