WAYNE – As the newly finished Outpatient area opened Monday, Providence Medical Center hosted a Community Coffee for an incoming doctor who will be working through the oncology/hematology physicians at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center.
The event was held in the main lobby at PMC Tuesday morning where patients and community members were able to enjoy coffee and rolls while meeting Dr. Santiago Moscoso, MD.
Dr. Moscoso will be providing medical oncology to Wayne and will be at PMC once a month starting in December. Dr. Moscoso is very excited to begin working with the hospital.
*Correction from video (once a month, not week).
“The treatment can be done here, close (to) home, the majority of the treatments basically” said Dr. Moscoso. “Unless the patient goes into clinical trial, even then we can get the treatment done here.”
June E. Nylen is a joint venture of Unity Health Point St. Luke’s and Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City which provides outpatient service only.
Dr. Moscoso is from Ecuador in South America where he earned his medical degree from Central University. He has also made stops in Florida; Chicago, Illinois and New York before coming to Sioux City, Iowa where he has been the past four months. Along with coming to Wayne, Dr. Moscoso will be providing satellite clinics in Pender.
Karen Van De Steeg has been the Executive Director at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center for 22 years. She said the event was to give a chance for the community to meet Dr. Moscoso.
“To get a face with the name and kind of get to know him a little bit,” Van De Steeg added. “Just want to have him be accessible to the community and hopefully the community will welcome him, be appreciative and use his services.”
Contact either the June E. Nylen Cancer Center at 712-252-0088 or Providence Medical Center at 402-375-3800 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Moscoso will also be working alongside Dr. Fahed in the Oncology Department.
Dr. Moscoso will be at PMC on the third Wednesday of each month starting in December.
“But we’re working on it to see how many patients that are coming,” Dr. Moscoso mentioned. “So, we’re trying to figure it out how often I need to be here. That is the idea, once a week is my understanding.”