Hospital Celebrates Success of Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Medical Center

Jul 25, 2018 /

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Uvalde Memorial Hospital will be celebrating the continued success of the Kate Marmion Regional Cancer Medical Center (KMRCMC) on Tuesday, August 7 with a community wide Open House. The public is invited to tour the facility and medical offices, and meet the specialty providers from 4:00- 6:00pm.

August marks the seventh anniversary of the KMRCMC opening on August 17, 2011. The building was the result of the Saving Lives Close to Homecapital campaign project that raised 5.4 million dollars to bring the first radiation oncology therapy center to South Texas and expanded specialty care to the region. The facility has a nine-county service area that includes Uvalde, Edwards, Kinney, Real, Zavala, Dimmit, Maverick, Medina, and Val Verde counties.

The project kicked off with the late former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe and his daughter Janey Briscoe Marmion giving the campaign’s lead gift of $1.2 million in memory of the governor’s granddaughter and Janey’s daughter, Kate. Countless other generous donors followed suit and showed their commitment and foresight to bringing expanded healthcare services to the region for generations to come.

Today, ten different providers covering a range of seven specialties occupy the building. Each of the seven medical office suites located in the KMRCMC will be open to the public for the Open House and community members are invited to come tour the facility and meet the providers.

Suite 100 houses Clear Springs Center for Cancer Care, the radiation oncology team led by medical director Charles A. Brooks, M.D. Dr. Brooks is new to the practice, arriving in Uvalde in May, and the practice has seen increased patient numbers since his arrival.

Texas Oncology occupies Suite 200. The team provides hematology and medical oncology services including chemotherapy and infusion. Dr. Slavisa Gasic is the practice’s primary physician and has practiced in Uvalde since March 2016.

Suite 300 is the largest of the facility and houses providers with Uvalde Medical and Surgical Associates (UMSA). A team of three orthopedic specialists and a general surgeon fill the office space. The orthopedic team is made of Dr. Jack Conoley, Dr. Andrea Barrett, and Ryan Teague, PA. The team has over 10 years of experience in practice in Uvalde with start dates of 2010, 2015, and 2017, respectively, and over 20 years total experience in the fields of orthopedics and sports medicine. Dr. Sandra Boenig, board certified general surgeon, joins them in the space. Dr. Boenig specializes in breast surgery and has been with UMSA since 2010.

Suite 400 of KMRCMC is occupied by Methodist Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio. Medical director Fernando Triana, M.D. has been treating patients in Uvalde since the 90s. Today, Dr. Shawn Ragbir sees patients on a full time basis in the office.

Family and internal medicine specialists Dr. Isaac Sosa and Cheryl Rabe, FNP-C are located in suite 500 and 600. Their practice is part of Uvalde Medical and Surgical Associates and together they treat patients of all ages. Dr. Sosa has more than 25 years of experience serving patients in the region.

The final suite, 700, is South Texas Women’s Health and Medical Spa owned by Dr. James Meyer. Dr Meyer has officed in Uvalde since 2007. He specializes in women’s services including gynecology and aesthetics.

All suites in the KMRCMC have convenient access to diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and pharmacy services through the hospital to streamline care for the physicians and improve the patient experience.

Join the hospital in celebrating the KMRCMC on Tuesday, August 7 from 4-6pm at 1195 Garner Field Road. Refreshments will be served.


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