Wilson Medical Center Welcomes Cancer Center of Kansas


Wilson Medical Center (WMC) would like to welcome the Cancer Center of Kansas to the hospital and to Neodesha. On January 4, the Cancer Center opened a satellite treatment center in the hospital's education room. "We are pleased that the Cancer Center selected the hospital for their new satellite location," stated Dennis Shelby, WMC CEO. "With the CCK at WMC, it allows cancer patients to receive care and treatments close to home, which we feel is important."

Dr. Phu Truong, the physician who provides oncology/ hematology care to patients at the CCK Independence, will start treating and seeing patients in WMC's Specialty Clinic on January 28. Dr. Truong's plans are to see patients in the Neodesha clinic on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

Wilson Medical Center has been providing stat labs and x-rays for the Independence Cancer Center since October when Mercy Hospital closed its doors. "Quality patient care is important to us, so stepping in when help was needed seemed the right thing to do for the Cancer Center," stated Shelby.

CCK has a team of 14 board certified oncologists/hematologists and one radiation oncologist, along with local trained nurses and staff, who serve the state of Kansas by treating and caring for patients in over 22 cities. CCK is part of the Wichita National Cancer Institute (NCI) Community Oncology Research Program, which is one of only 46 cancer research programs currently funded by the NCI, providing its physicians with access to the latest anti-cancer agents and treatments available in the country. "We welcomed the opportunity to expand our presence in Southeast Kansas by adding Neodesha to our present offices in Independence, Fort Scott, Parsons and Chanute," stated Dr. Shaker Dakhil, President of CCK. "Our administration is very thankful to the Wilson Medical Center administration who stepped up in the time of community need to preserve vital cancer services."

The CCK in Neodesha can be reached by calling, 620-325-8353.