Ellis Summer 2013 : Page 2

Up front Feels like home Paul Dale, MD Interim associate director of clinical services at Ellis Fischel Carolyn Henry, DVM Interim associate director of research at Ellis Fischel s this issue of Ellis goes to press, we are settled into our new home at the University of Missouri. It still has that new feel to it, but just like home, we’re finding our new favorite corners. In the healing garden, the purple coneflowers are in full bloom, and many families have found respite there. From the colorful decor to the heated massage chairs, tucked into every corner of our new place are special touches that make Ellis the best temporary home it can be for our patients. In this issue, you’ll see many areas that we’ve been waiting to show you. But what’s more, you’ll learn what makes us such a state-of-the-art facility. We have a full suite of imaging services A under one roof, including our new 64-slice CT scan machine and digital 3-D mammography. And our patients and providers have access to “smart” technology in both our patient rooms and operating rooms. Also in this issue, you’ll hear about a scientist who has brought the University of Missouri national distinction for his work with the element boron. Dr. M. Frederick Hawthorne’s research team has also developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. Needless to say, we’re proud of our new home and the comprehensive care it offers to patients. David Parker Executive director of Ellis Fischel About us Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of University of Missouri Health Care, provides comprehensive cancer care to patients from every county in the state. More than 100 physician specialists and other trained professionals work together to improve and save the lives of cancer patients. Ellis Fischel was designated Missouri’s official state cancer center in 2004. The cancer center is named after a St. Louis surgeon who was devoted to the early detection and treatment of cancer. Every gift counts Funds raised for Ellis Fischel help provide the best care to patients. For information on giving to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, please contact Laura Gajda, executive director of advancement for University of Missouri Health Care, at (573) 884-8883 or gajdal@health.missouri.edu. 1 Hospital Drive Columbia, MO 65212 (573) 882-2100 www.ellisfischel.org We’ve got you covered from floor to ceiling! Join us at ellisfischel.org/tours to tour a patient room, the healing garden, ambulatory infusion unit and more. 360 NEW! Take a Virtual Tour of Ellis 2 Ellis / www.ellisfischel.org

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