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Published on January 13, 2016

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Seeks Community’s Input

Survey, town hall to assess community health priorities

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is seeking the public’s input to identify unmet community health needs and improve the delivery of cancer care in central Missouri.

The public is invited to provide feedback in two ways:

  • By completing a 12-question survey. The online survey is available until Friday, Feb. 12.
  • By attending a town hall meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services, 1005 W. Worley St., Columbia.

Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll, MD, PhD, director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and chair of the University of Missouri School of Medicine Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., M.D., Department of Surgery, talks to David Lile of KFRU about Ellis Fischel's community health needs survey.

“The ultimate goal of this community health needs assessment is to identify ways we can make the patient care experience better,” said Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll, MD, PhD, director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and chair of the University of Missouri School of Medicine Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., M.D., Department of Surgery. “We hope that community members and health professionals will take advantage of this opportunity to provide input into the future of cancer care delivery in mid-Missouri.”

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons since 1966. The results of the community health needs assessment will serve as a roadmap for helping cancer patients, families and caregivers overcome barriers to quality cancer care. The assessment is a requirement for accreditation by the Commission on Cancer.

For questions or more information about the community health needs assessment survey, please call (573) 884-2049.

Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the Commission on Cancer is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of University of Missouri Health Care, is a certified member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers patients with all types of cancers a comprehensive health team and innovative diagnostic and treatment options.

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