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Camden Clark Medical Center

"Amy's Action Room"
This project is dedicated to Amy Haddox Ocassio who single handedly took on a major project on the other side of the country; working hard and getting it done. Her team of amazing friends, family and generous community transformed the space from top to bottom.

Project Info

Client Camden Clark Medical Center | Parkersburg, WV | September 2012
Project Specs Rooms: 27 | Beds/Chairs: 51 | Patient Visits: 79,560

Project Description

A Facebook friend of Nancy Ballard, artist, Amy Haddox Ocassio was following the progress of RTR4C and wanted RTR4C to come to West Virginia. When she contacted us, we said absolutely! And yes, it was almost heaven. She had a vision to transform the entire Camden Clark Chemotherapy Wing with a team of women in their community that cared as much as she did.

do something with these rooms!

She arranged for Nancy to have a pre-visit in April 2012, where she met with key players including Rebecca Newhouse of Susan G. Komen West Virginia. Rebecca shared the story of Susan G. Komen, where one of her wishes was to “do something with these rooms!” As we sat on Amy’s porch, we not only took care of all the world’s problems but also realized Camden Clark would indeed, “do something with these rooms!”

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This was RTR4C’s first “virtual project” and we worked closely together to get this amazing project done. Each room was hosted and facilitated by individual groups including Susan G. Komen West Virginia, Habitat for Humanity, and many local establishments. Amy conjured up the best of the assigned team captains, a theme, and individual funding for each room. There were over 100 pieces of donated art, beautifully framed and placed in the long hallway and in each room. Camden Clark decided to replace all the flooring, furniture, paint and privacy curtains. We were fortunate to be there for the choosing of colors and décor.

RTR4C rocked this facility of over 5000 square feet! Those using the rooms benefit by healing, calm and lovely environment in which to receive treatment. They even received a one year donation of candy in each chemo room, with a promise to keep them fully stocked.

Nearly 1,000 cancers are diagnosed annually at Camden Clark Medical Center. More than 5,000 chemotherapy treatments are administered each year

Other transformations: Transformed over 5000 square feet. 1 Year donation of candy in each chemo room with a promise to keep them fully stocked. Each room was hosted and facilitated by individual groups including Susan G. Komen West Virginia, Habitat for Humanity, and many local establishments. There are over 100 pieces of donated art on the halls walls and in each room.

Project Lead: Amy Ocasio, Project Manager

Sponsors: BB&T Lighthouse Project, The Virginia Neptune Foundation, The Oakland Foundation, The Family of Daniel O. Martin, Family and Friends of Joel Stout, Family and Friends of Tim Moore, Paradise Grille, The John Patrick Albright Foundation, in memory of Joe, Patricia, and John Patrick Albright, and The Allen C. Spurgeon Family. Jan Dils & Chuck Hughes, J. P. Henry’s Restaurant, Bre Hughes in memory of her grandmother Dorothy V. Smith, and Susan Hill Richardson in memory of her mother Lucy W. Hill , Barbara J. Martino, in memory of the family of Carlton C. Woo.

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