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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Pamela Landon. Dr. Landon specializes in medical oncology at Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute.
“I have the privilege of developing a close relationship with my patients and their families,” said Dr. Landon. “It takes so much courage to battle cancer, and I want to be a part of that journey.”
Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Chance Matthiesen. Dr. Matthiesen specializes in radiation oncology at Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute.
“Caregivers need to see patients as more than just individuals in a hospital bed – they’re people with families and stories,” said Dr. Matthiesen. “I believe that despite any dismal-looking situation, good can come out of it with a good physician, compassionate care, truth and kindness.”
Freeman Health System was honored with an “A” grade in The Leapfrog Group Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Score. Freeman is one of 17 hospitals in Missouri to receive the grade. The score rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, accidents, injuries and infections.
“We are proud to have our physicians and staff recognized for their commitment to patient safety,” said Paula F. Baker, Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer. “When patients come to Freeman, they receive safe, state-of-the-art care that excels in quality time and time again.”
Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Kerry Williams-Wuch. Dr. Williams-Wuch specializes in oncology and hematology at Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute.
“I believe in compassion, not just for the patient, but for the entire family,” said Dr. Williams-Wuch. “Cancer treatment is difficult. Many of my patients and their loved ones receive hugs from me. Sometimes that’s the little push they need to continue the fight.”
JOPLIN, Mo. – Thanks to a generous gift from the Cornell-Beshore families, Freeman Health System Radiation Oncology recently opened at Freeman Hospital East to help patients with even the most difficult-to-treat tumors. Freeman’s newly acquired, top-of-class TrueBeam™ linear accelerator enables doctors to use a radically different approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy.