Menorah Medical Center
January 18, 2016

Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health—Kansas City’s leading cancer care provider—announces that Hematologist/Oncologist Peter J. Van Veldhuizen, M.D. has joined Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health and the accredited Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Van Veldhuizen, renowned in his field and an expert in Genitourinary Medical Oncology—which includes diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the urinary tract and male genital tract—is board-certified in Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine. Menorah Medical Center is part of the Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health cancer network, providing local access to innovative clinical research trials, tumor profiling, nurse navigation and genetic counseling; allowing patients to receive top, state-of-the-art cancer care close to home.

 “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Van Veldhuizen into our network of exceptional hematology and oncology specialists,” says HCA Midwest Health President M.L. Lagarde III. “His reputation, combined with extraordinary clinical and academic expertise and passion for a patient-centered approach, will enhance an already outstanding team and make him a valued addition to Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center.”

“I am thrilled to join the skilled and well-established physician specialists at Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health,” says Dr. Van Veldhuizen.  “To join this talented group of specialists and sub-specialists, whereby my patients have access to well-coordinated quality cancer care, at this point in my career is especially meaningful.”

“Dr. Van Veldhuizen’s experience and knowledge, along with his individualized approach in working with cancer patients, focuses on controlling the disease and preserving the best quality of life after treatment,” says Menorah Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Charles Laird. “At Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center, our fully accredited comprehensive cancer program offers patients and their families all the support and wellness services, from specialists such as Dr. Van Veldhuizen, needed to treat the whole person, not just the disease.”

Prior to joining Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center, Dr. Van Veldhuizen was Division Director of Hematology/Oncology and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Van Veldhuizen is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the American Medical Association and Southwest Oncology Group. Dr. Van Veldhuizen has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Oncologists” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, and consistently voted a “Best Doctor in Kansas City”.

Dr. Van Veldhuizen received a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. He received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

As an accredited cancer center, Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center provides comprehensive patient-centered care through a multidisciplinary team approach. Cancer is treated as a complex group of diseases that requires consultation among surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer specialists. This multidisciplinary partnership results in improved patient care.

Other Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health accredited cancer programs include Sarah Cannon at Belton Regional Medical Center, Accredited Associate Cancer Program; Sarah Cannon at Centerpoint Medical Center, Accredited

Community Cancer Program; and Sarah Cannon at Research Medical Center, Accredited Comprehensive Cancer Program.

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