[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last week, the American Cancer Society (ACS) bestowed its prestigious Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award on Fair Haven Community Health Care’s CEO, Suzanne Lagarde, MD.

The Quality of Life Award celebrates the “warm hand of service” that is central to the legacy of Lane W. Adams, past executive vice president of ACS. This award, given annually by ACS since 1988, recognizes compassionate, patient-first health care and celebrates Dr. Lagarde’s practice of acknowledging and addressing the anxiety, fear, and barriers faced by those with the greatest health disparities, while providing cancer care.

“I am honored to receive this national award, which in many ways is a reflection of the work we do every day at Fair Haven Community Health Care,” said Dr. Lagarde.  “It is a recognition of the compassionate care our staff provides to all patients, especially those struggling with the challenges of cancer. When problems are detected, Fair Haven staff is committed to giving our patients the highest quality care and delivering it in a person-centered, compassionate way.”

Fair Haven is dedicated to making regular cancer screening accessible to all its patients. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, Fair Haven offers robust screening programs for early detection and prevention of breast, cervical and colon cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]