The Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation unveiled two new Bells of Hope at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) Delbert Day Cancer Institute (DDCI) on Thursday evening, August 31, 2017.
These brass bells will be rung by cancer patients to signify and celebrate the completion of their treatment.
The Mo-Sci Corporation sponsored both bells. One of the bells is located in Radiation Oncology and is dedicated to Karen Davis. The other bell is located in Medical Oncology and is dedicated to Lana Van Doren.
Both Davis and Van Doren were the first to ring their respective bells after they were unveiled. Ted Day, CEO of Mo-Sci, unveiled the bell honoring Van Doren. Ted Day’s wife, Kim, unveiled the bell honoring, Davis, who is her mother.
PCRMC CEO Ed Clayton says these bells enhance the patient experience. Christopher Spencer, MD, medical director of the DDCI says hearing the bells also inspires hope for other patients and motivates caregivers.
PCRMC Pastoral Care Director Phil Cox recited a prayer before the unveilings.
The bells are attached to plaques that each say “Ring this bell / Three times well / Its toll to clearly say / My treatment’s done / This course is run / And I am on my way!”