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Press Release Written By Sagan Wheeler

Welcome Dr. Kennedy

Dr. John Kennedy has joined the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center team as the new medical oncologist.

Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal is excit­ed to wel­come Dr. John Kennedy to our Mered­ith and Jean­nie Ray Can­cer Cen­ter team. Dr. Kennedy brings almost fif­teen years of med­ical oncol­o­gy and hema­tol­ogy expe­ri­ence to Ivinson.

Dr. Kennedy com­plet­ed his inter­nal med­i­cine res­i­den­cy and hema­tol­ogy and oncol­o­gy fel­low­ship at Louisiana State Uni­ver­si­ty Med­ical Cen­ter in New Orleans, LA before prac­tic­ing in Louisiana for many years. He spe­cial­izes in blood dis­or­ders, malig­nan­cies and per­son­al­ized can­cer care. I try to con­vey to patients that I may be their doc­tor but I am human, too. I under­stand the impor­tance of trust in one’s physi­cian,” said Kennedy when describ­ing his phi­los­o­phy of care. 

The addi­tion of Dr. Kennedy to the can­cer cen­ter team in a full-time capac­i­ty will pro­vide more con­sis­tent care for Ivin­son patients. Dr. Kennedy also joins the greater UCHealth Med­ical Oncol­o­gy team in his role at Ivin­son. The con­tin­ued part­ner­ship with UCHealth will pro­vide access to research and tri­als, spe­cial­ty refer­rals and access to resources with­in the UCHealth sys­tem. Hav­ing Dr. Kennedy here not only allows us to grow our pro­gram and see more patients, but it gives patients a bet­ter sense of secu­ri­ty know­ing that their provider is on site every day,” said Amy Smith, direc­tor of the Mered­ith and Jean­nie Ray Can­cer Center. 

Dr. Kennedy is look­ing for­ward to prac­tic­ing in Laramie where he can offer oncol­o­gy ser­vices to a rur­al com­mu­ni­ty. I am hap­py to be a physi­cian where there are no major med­ical cen­ters. I want to earn the trust of patients who are able to receive ser­vices in their own town,” said Kennedy. Dr. Kennedy has climbed sev­er­al 14ers and hiked a great num­ber of trails. He and his fam­i­ly have vis­it­ed the Rocky Moun­tains for down­hill ski­ing and are excit­ed to expe­ri­ence a Wyoming win­ter this year. 

For more infor­ma­tion about Dr. Kennedy’s ser­vices or to sched­ule an appoint­ment, con­tact the Mered­ith and Jean­nie Ray Can­cer Cen­ter at (307) 742 – 7586

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