SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Mercy Springfield’s Dr. Marcia Hernandez was honored as the "Most Outstanding Springfield Clinical Campus Faculty Preceptor," by the University of Missouri School of Medicine at a recent awards ceremony. A Mercy gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Hernandez excels in patient care and research. Her mentorship shapes future doctors, blending medical knowledge with ethics and empathy. Dr. Hernandez is also a highly recognized researcher, serving as the Cancer Disparities Integration clinical champion for Cancer Research for the Ozarks (CRO), is one of Mercy’s top enrollers to National Cancer Institute (NCI) trials and is a recent nominee for Mercy’s 2023 Researcher of the Year Award.
“Dr. Hernandez's recognition underscores her contributions to health care's future through clinical expertise, research and education," said JoAnne Levy, Mercy Research vice president. "Her journey serves as an inspiration, spotlighting the profound impact that one dedicated professional can have in advancing medicine.”