Provision Nashville’s First Patient Celebrates Treatment Completion with Victory Bell Ceremony


Mr. James Williams celebrated the completion of his treatment with a bell-ringing ceremony on November 14, 2018 at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville. Mr. Williams spoke enthusiastically about his cancer treatment experience at Provision, saying, “All the staff members have been so friendly, it feels like a family atmosphere. I have been amazed at the lack of side effects I am experiencing, and I just appreciate that Provision is here in Middle Tennessee and is an accessible resource to the surrounding communities.”

Mary Lou DuBois, President of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville, said “On behalf of the entire Provision CARES team, we are honored and privileged to be a part of this milestone celebration.” As part of the Culture of Care, Provision offers each patient the opportunity to participate in a Victory Bell celebration, where a patient’s family members, friends, and Provision CARES Team gather together to acknowledge and commemorate the completion of the treatment process.

Don and Sulynne Denton generously donated the Victory Bell for Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville in honor of Don’s father, Fred Denton, who passed away in 1985 after battling colon cancer.  Don himself is a prostate cancer survivor who received proton therapy treatment. Don and Sulynne are passionate about helping others, and expressed how honored they are to help provide an experience that cancer patients take with them for the rest of their lives – ringing the bell to commemorate the significant milestone of completing treatment. Don serves as President of Tennessee Cancer Patient Coalition, whose mission is to serve as an advocate for cancer patients and their caregivers.


Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville began treating patients on October 8, 2018, with an unprecedented schedule starting with five patients on the first day, growing to 15 on the eleventh day, and now treating 20 patients per day. Provision is setting new standards of excellence for patient care by embracing an exceptional Culture of Care philosophy, a commitment to respect the dignity and value of every person by providing an exceptional patient experience.

Provision CARES Proton Therapy Nashville features Provision’s Tennessee-made ProNova SC360 Proton Therapy System, providing the most advanced cancer treatment technology. Proton therapy precisely targets tumors thus reducing the risk of side effects and providing improved outcomes and quality of life for patients both during and after treatment.