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Allen County Regional Hospital welcomes new oncologist

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NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE ALLEN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL

ALLEN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL WELCOMES ONCOLOGIST CINDERELLA CHAVEZ, MD

Board-certified physician of Central Cancer Care Center brings broad and extensive hematology and medical oncology care experience.

IOLA, KAN.—(Nov. 11, 2013)—Allen County Regional Hospital welcomes Cinderella Chavez, MD, of Central Cancer Care Center to deliver hematology/oncology services area residents.

Dr. Chavez’s credentials include Board Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology; Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology; Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine. She complements Allen County Regional Hospital’s existing cancer services such as chemotherapy infusion; administration of blood products; injections; maintenance of access ports and flushing; PICC line care; therapeutic phlebotomies, blood draws per central lines; and diagnostic services such as minimally-invasive technology for diagnosing and treating breast lesions, in addition to a wide range of cancer care services.

“I appreciate the opportunity to serve patients at Allen County Regional Hospital and from throughout southeast Kansas,” says Dr. Chavez. “I look forward to a long and rewarding association with the hospital, staff and community.”

Dr. Chavez completed residencies in Lymphoma and Leukemia Outpatient Medicine, and in Inpatient Lymphoma Service and Breast Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as for Internal Medicine at Columbia University-St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY. Dr. Chavez also completed a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York, NY.

Dr. Chavez received a BS degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Magna cum Laude from the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines; and her Doctor of Medicine from the College of Medicine, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

“Dr. Chavez brings broad expertise in oncology care to our growing regional hospital,” says Ron Baker, Allen County Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to have her working as part of our exceptional medical staff.”

Allen County Regional Hospital is an award-winning Kansas critical access hospital dedicated to bringing innovative, advanced healthcare to Southeast Kansas with a compassionate, personalized style. In 2012 and 2013, Allen County Regional Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performing hospitals on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of healthcare organizations. The hospital was recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for pneumonia.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chavez, call (620) 342-1117. For more information about Allen County Regional Hospital, visit allencountyregionalhospital.com.

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