September 23, 2017

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Marking a Milestone: Ringing the Cancer Bell

The golden bell at Willmar Regional Cancer Center rings, and nurses and staff gather in the waiting room at the Cancer Center to celebrate—and share tears of joy—with the patient who has rung the bell. The tradition of the bell began at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1996 when U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Irve Le [More]

The Important Role of Pathology at Willmar Regional Cancer Center

As a pathologist at Rice Memorial Hospital, Dr. Steve Vanderwerf is used to working behind the scenes—at least when it comes to patient care. But his job is a very important one for Willmar Regional Cancer Center. How Pathology Ties into Willmar Regional Cancer Center Pathology is the study of organs, tissues and bodily fluids, [More]

Juggling Medical School and a Family Illness

ACMC medical student Emily Korman had a normal childhood. She grew up in Cold Springs, Minn., with her mom, a teacher, and dad, a farmer, and her older sister. By the second grade, Emily knew she wanted to be a doctor. Now she’s making that dream come true as a medical student at Des Moines [More]

I Care for the Community that Cares for Me!

I guess when I look back you could probably ask my classmates and they would tell you that it was as early as sixth grade that I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. I grew up in rural Spicer, Minn., and I knew that this was the size of community I wanted to [More]