Foundation Funds Equipment for Pain Management Treatments

March 12, 2013

Fort Scott - Mercy Health Foundation is proud to announce a donation of $11,000 to Mercy Hospital for the purchase of new equipment to be used for pain management treatments.

Beginning March 26, Dr. David Tonkin, board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, will hold a bi-weekly outpatient visiting physician clinic at Mercy Medical Plaza at 902 S. Horton.  Tonkin will see patients the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fort Scott location.

The Mercy Health Foundation Board continually seeks opportunities to support the expansion of health care services for patients in Mercy Hospital’s service area,” said Amanda Hale, Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott board president.“By adding the specialty of a pain management physician to the Fort Scott market, many patients will now be able to get pain relief without the burden of traveling out of town.  It’s just one more way Mercy is making health care more accessible.”

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott was founded in September 1989 with the purpose of securing the health care needs for the residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding region as provided by Mercy. The foundation board is comprised of community leaders entrusted with the responsibility to receive and obtain gifts and property of all kinds and to manage and supervise these assets in support of the care and relief of the sick.

Over the years, the foundation has enabled the purchase of numerous pieces of hospital equipment and has established an endowment to meet future needs. Most recently, the foundation spearheaded a $250,000 fundraising campaign to relocate and expand the Mercy Cancer Care Unit of Hope.

For more information about the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott or opportunities to make a donation, contact the Mercy Development Office at 620-223-8094 or visit

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