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Hospital honors former patient with new ceremony

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 13:35:14-05

CINCINNATI -- Patients undergoing radiation therapy at The Christ Hospital have a new way to celebrate at the end of their treatment.

On Christmas Eve, the hospital unveiled a new ceremony and way to honor a former patient at the Cancer Center.

Hospital workers installed a bell in the cancer center. Patients will ring the bell at the end of their final radiation treatment at the facility.

A plaque was also installed in the center to honor cancer survivor and patient Tony Duggan.

Duggan founded Project Peace – a Cincinnati-based group devoted to helping patients with head and neck cancer.

Duggan finished his radiation treatment at the hospital in 2012 on Christmas Eve.

The goal of Duggan’s organization is to help families affected by head and neck cancer and provide services to families going through treatment and recover.

For more on Project Peace, click here.