Mercy Cancer Care Officially Joins Mercy Clinic

March 5, 2014

John Finney, MD, will see patients in Washington.

Washington, Mo. – Mercy Cancer Care has joined Mercy Clinic East Communities, bringing patients additional expert care and expanded services.

In Washington, John Finnie, M.D., joins Christopher Hueser, D.O., and Muhammad Mirza, M.D. at Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Building South, 901 Patient First Dr. in Washington.

“Mercy and Mercy Cancer Care have had a close working relationship for years, but this agreement makes them affiliated physicians, giving them and their patients full access to Mercy services and technologies, including medical trials and Mercy’s electronic health record,” said David Chalk, MD, Mercy Clinic president.

Mercy’s electronic health record, which gives care teams access to patients’ medications, allergies, tests results and imaging records. Such access enhances coordination of care and is especially valuable during cancer treatment.

Going forward, Dr. Finnie’s colleagues from Mercy Cancer Care in Washington will see patients fulltime in St. Louis. Their patients who live in the Washington area will transition to the expert care of Drs. Finnie, Hueser and Mirza. Dr. Finnie also will see patients in St. Louis.

Infusion services previously provided by Mercy Cancer Care in Washington now will be provided at Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Building South, 901 Patients First Dr. in Washington, where changes have been made to welcome and accommodate all of Mercy Cancer Care’s patients.

“We’re making room for new patients to help them feel as comfortable as possible,” said Terri McLain, president of Mercy Hospital Washington. “We’ve added more patient rooms, we’re adding infusion chairs to reduce any potential waiting times for the treatment they need, and we’re expanding the pharmacy, so these important medications are prepared individually and they’re ready for patients upon their arrival.”   

Other physicians and providers from Mercy Cancer Care are: Burton M. Needles, M.D., F.A.C.P., H. Shawn Hu, M.D., M.S., Heidi A. Rodgers, M.D., and Michele A. Nobs, APRN, BC, MSN, OCN. Two more physicians will join Mercy Clinic East Communities in April, bringing the total number of Mercy affiliated cancer doctors to 16 in St. Louis and Washington.

Mercy Cancer Care doctors are joining current Mercy Clinic oncologists in Mercy’s East region. They include medical oncologists Dr. Heuser, Dr. Mirza, Somasehkara R. Bandi, MD, Margaret A. Coplin, MD, Kavitha V. Kosuri, DO, Susan L. Luedke, MD, and surgical oncologists Cara E. Hahs, MD, Diane Radford, MD, Jovita Oruwari, MD, and Marlys Schuh, MD.

For more information about Mercy Cancer Care in Washington, call 636-390-1600.

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