OMC Cancer Treatment Center Expansion Ribbon Cutting to be held January 27
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce will
hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, January 27 at 12 noon at the
OMC Cancer Treatment Center, 1111 Kentucky Ave., in West Plains. The community
is invited to attend and tours will be provided.
“We launched a fundraising campaign, ‘Nurturing Hope: A Community
Cancer Project’ in January 2015 to raise money for this project.
On January 27, we will open the doors to the center’s expanded chemotherapy
suite with a view of the new healing garden,” said Ward Franz, Executive
Director of the OMC Foundation. “This expansion and remodel was
made possible through the generosity of our community, and we sincerely
thank everyone for their donations that made this possible.”
“Everyone in our community has been touched by cancer in some way,”
said Tom Keller, OMC President and CEO. “Our community deserves
the best oncology treatment facility and technology, and this vision was
realized through the generosity and support of our community. Our Cancer
Treatment Center will impact the lives and families of thousands of our
community members for years to come.”
OMC had already invested over $750,000 in new cancer treatment technology,
4D Oncology CT. The OMC Cancer Treatment Center sees more than 400 newly
diagnosed cancer patients each year, and there are hundreds more who receive
ongoing cancer treatment.
The OMC Cancer Treatment Center, located in the Shaw Medical Building,
first opened its doors in 1998. The remodel and expansion will create
a healing environment for patients and their families. “We are proud
to construct this beautiful, spacious place to provide care to our patients
in a soothing and comfortable atmosphere,” added Keller. “We
invite the community to come tour the new building on January 27.”
The OMC Cancer Treatment Center offers patients the same leading edge treatment
they can receive in progressive cancer treatment centers across the country.
Using a compassionate, personalized approach, OMC provides patients with
comprehensive and effective care. Providers include Dr. Charles Morgan,
Oncologist; Dr. Benjamin Yan, Radiation Oncologist; and Susan Kenslow,
Advanced Practice Nurse; along with a staff of highly-trained coworkers.
To reach the OMC Cancer Treatment Center, please call 417-257-5900.