Long to be honored

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Wanda Long

Wanda Long, of St. John's Hospital-Cassville, will be honored for her dedicated service and support of Cassville area patients by the Access Family Care Board of Directors. The presentation is scheduled to take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at the Crowder College Cassville Campus, located at 4020 North Main St.

Long has worked diligently to assist patients without insurance in receiving necessary medical care, according to Don McBride, chief executive officer of Access Family Care.

"When patients without insurance need specialty care through the hospital, it can be cost prohibitive," McBride said. "Wanda works through the Mercy Foundation and other community resources and does a wonderful job matching patients with the resources to get them the care they need."

"Wanda has always found a way to meet the specialty service need for patients," said Access Family Care's Nurse Practitioner Dr. Cheryl Dalton. "She has a heart for people."

Mercy St. John's will also be honored at the event.

"As a community clinic providing primary care services for many uninsured, Medicare and Medicaid recipients, it's important that we partner with other healthcare providers to best meet the specific needs of the patients," McBride said. "St. John's has been there for patients, and we've always enjoyed a very collaborative partnership over the years."

Access Family Care in Cassville, formerly the James D. Warn Clinic, is located at 1101 Main St. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Late hours until 7 p.m. are kept on Tuesdays.

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