"Mercy Cancer Center Helps Patients with Faith, Hope & Love"
John M. was one of the first patients at the Mercy Cancer Center at St. Anne when it opened its doors in June 2008. He had been undergoing treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia elsewhere for a few years and wanted to change oncologists. A friend recommended he see Adnan Alkhalili, MD, a medical oncologist with Mercy Hematology-Oncology Physicians.
“I have been very satisfied with Dr. Alkhalili and his support staff,” John said. “Dr. Alkhalili is a very warm and compassionate person who seems to be deeply interested in each patient. He is very thorough and informative and takes as much time as is needed to explain to me what is going on. He’s just a very wonderful person.”
John also has nothing but good things to say about the staff of the Mercy Cancer Center at St. Anne.
“I went through treatments there last fall, and every staff member I encountered was just great,” he said. “They are caring, loving and compassionate. They really live by their mantra of faith, hope and love. From what I have seen, the whole Mercy system is very efficiently run, and it seems like the commitment to compassionate care for the patient just filters down from the top, and the whole staff embraces it.”
John and his wife volunteer as “Cuddlers” in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and have observed the same commitment to delivering the best, most personal care there as well.
“The culture of the whole Mercy system seems to be focused on giving loving care,” John said. “It’s nice to be able to go to a hospital where people genuinely care about your welfare. They make a bad health experience as good as it possibly can be.”
*The Mercy Cancer Center at St. Anne is a department of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.
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