July 09, 2015
Overland Park Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare and cancer care provider—announces the opening of Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), the center will integrate cancer diagnosis and treatment services under one roof, bringing together medical oncology, surgical breast oncology, gynecologic oncology, outpatient cancer therapies, genetic counseling, specialized oncology patient navigators, sub-specialty oncology and access to extensive clinical trials. Additional support services will include oncology programs and resources such as patient navigation to assist patients and their families through the many facets of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare. Midwest Breast Care will be adjacent to the facility.
In 2014, HCA Midwest Health partnered with internationally recognized Sarah Cannon Cancer Network to bring the most advanced cancer care available to the Kansas City community. In Johnson County, Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center was established in early 2014. With the addition of Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, this marks a new era of integrative comprehensive cancer care in Johnson County. Sarah Cannon also operates at Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Centerpoint Medical Center will open a freestanding cancer center on its Independence, Missouri, campus in Summer 2016.
The public grand opening of Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center will be from 4 - 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9 on the hospital’s campus at 10500 Quivira Road, Overland Park.
“Overland Park Regional Medical Center is proud to deliver cancer care to the community and provide access to our uniquely compassionate, patient-centered care model,” says Kevin J. Hicks, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Overland Park Regional Medical Center. “Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is an important milestone in our strategic initiative to not only invest in the community’s well-being, but to ensure leading-edge cancer care is available to residents of Johnson County and beyond.”
“Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center will provide patients not only with a state-of-the-art center, specifically designed with the patient in mind, but also medical expertise from cancer specialists and innovative treatment options,” says Muzaffar Iqbal, M.D., Board-certified Medical Oncologist and Internal Medicine. “Patients will also have the ability to enroll in clinical trials
“With more people than ever impacted by cancer, both patients and their families will benefit from receiving high-quality treatment and services close to home, offering hope in a warm and comforting environment that eases anxiety and promotes healing,” says Anne Kobbermann, M.D., Board-certified Breast Surgical Oncologist, Midwest Breast Care.
“We strive to provide patients with the best care, from diagnosis to treating the whole person, and the specialists and staff comprising Sarah Cannon at Overland Park Regional Medical Center personify that commitment,” says Verda Hicks, M.D., dual-certified in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology.
For more information, visit hcamidwest.com/cancer or call 913-541-5550.