Why doesn't Lawrence Memorial Hospital have a radiation or chemotherapy center? Does the hospital provide any transportation to people who have to drive to Overland Park or Topeka for these services?
Gene Meyer, LMH president and CEO, responds: "Currently two forms of chemotherapy are offered through the Cotton-O'Neil Oncology Clinic conveniently located in the Lawrence Health Plaza at 330 Ark. Additionally, one form of chemotherapy through IV drips can be ordered by the patient's physician through the Ambulatory Center, a service offered by Lawrence Memorial Hospital, also in the Lawrence Health Plaza.
"Regarding the delivery of a radiation oncology treatment center, it is a service that Lawrence Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with our medical staff, will review what opportunities there may be for additional services."
LMH doesn't provide transportation to other cities, Meyer said, because transportation is perhaps best provided by "those who deliver the service for the sake of the utmost communication and coordination of those services."
LMH will continue to look for new ways of meeting the health care needs of Lawrence residents, Meyer said.