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OMC Cancer Treatment Center Expansion Ribbon Cutting to be held January 27

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.

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