January 30, 2019

Holy Family Hospital To Offer Free Seminar On Family History And Hereditary Colorectal Cancer With Brenda Jimenez Cantisano, MD


HAVERHILL, MA —Learn about colon cancer and the hereditary factors that impact screening and testing at Holy Family Hospital in Haverhill on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6-7 p.m., with gastroenterologist Brenda Jimenez Cantisano, MD.

Dr. Jimenez Cantisano, of Pentucket Medical Associates, will present on the occurrence and symptoms of colon cancers, discuss the importance of family history in screening techniques, and give an overview of the diagnostic process.  

The presentation is part of the Meet the Expert series of seminars held monthly throughout the year at Holy Family Hospital, which are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and registration is required. Nurses in attendance are awarded one contact hour in nursing at the end of the presentation.

This free seminar will be in the Holy Family Hospital Haverhill campus auditorium located at 140 Lincoln Ave. in Haverhill, Massachusetts. For more information or to register, please email [email protected] or call 978-687-0151 ext. 4697.

About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital is a 320-bed full-service, acute care hospital with two campuses located in Methuen and Haverhill, Massachusetts. Both locations, Holy Family Hospital-Methuen, and Holy Family Hospital-Haverhill, provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services, including eICUs. With first class specialists, innovative treatment options and state-of-the-art technology, both of our hospital campuses provide exceptional care throughout the greater Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Holy Family Hospital was the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation and maintains this advanced certification. For the second consecutive year, Holy Family Hospital has earned the Top General Hospital Award from The Leapfrog Group. Holy Family Hospital is one of only 35 hospitals nationwide and is the only hospital in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire to earn this distinction for performance on national standards of quality and safety. To learn more go to


About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the nation’s largest private, for profit physician led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 36 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services. The total number of paneled lives within Steward's integrated care network is projected to reach three million in 2018.

The Steward Health Care Network includes five thousand physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.

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