Monday, March 17, 2014
Martin Health Holds Community Skin Cancer Screening at Tradition Field
Stuart, FL - On March 1, Martin Health held a community skin cancer screening at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. This event is held in conjunction with Spring Swing, a partnership between Moffitt Cancer Center and the Tampa Bay Rays offering free skin cancer screenings at specified baseball spring training venues throughout the state of Florida. Screenings were held from 11 am to 1 pm, prior to the first pitch between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins.
Experts from Water’s Edge Dermatology in Port St. Lucie - Dwayne Montie, MD, Gerry Emanuel, ARNP and Tanya Sperber, ARNP – were joined by Dr. Garrett Nelson from Moffitt Cancer Center and volunteers from the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health System. Together they screened 71 individuals in the two-hour period. Screeners look for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education. This year, they found 47 suspicious findings that required further follow-up.
“Martin Health is very proud to be part of what has become an annual event to help prevent skin cancer in our community,” said Marie DeGrosa, Site Supervisor of the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center at Martin Health System.
About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for 75 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,700 associates, nearly 375 affiliated physicians and 900 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.
Dwayne Montie, MD, Gerry Emanuel, ARNP,
and Tanya Sperber, ARNP,
from Waters Edge
Dermatology helped screen patients at the skin
cancer screening at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie.
Contact: Donna Murphy, Communications Specialist
Phone: (772) 223-2835