(November 28, 2011) - The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer
Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center has been
recognized by the Association of Community Cancer Centers with an
Innovator Award. The award honors programs that exhibit
forward-thinking strategic planning, pioneering, and replicable
models. The ACI received the award for its "Nip It
in the Butt: Breathing in the Truth About Tobacco" program.
Established in 2010, the program visits local schools and
educations students of all ages about the dangers of tobacco use.
Last year alone, the program reached more than 27,000 students in
56 southeast Georgia schools.
The ACI received the Innovator Award at the Association of
Community Cancer Centers' 28th National Oncology Conference in
Since 1974, the Association of Community Cancer Centers has
served as the leading national multidisciplinary organization that
sets the standard for quality care for patients with cancer. Nearly
17,000 cancer care professionals from approximately 900 hospitals
and more than 1,200 private practices are affiliated with the
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.