WMMC Foundation Purchases Equipment to Treat Pain Center Patients

WMMC Foundation Donates $100,000 for WMMC Pain Center Equipment (left to right): Liz Fatka, WMMC Board of Trustees; Jake Corson, Foundation; Molly Hout, Foundation; Tonya Patrick, Foundation; Dee Hudson, Foundation President; Carmen Schick, Foundation; Ihab Doss, MD, WMMC Pain Center; Bob Mickey, Foundation; Pam Owings, Foundation, Dennis Kathcart, Foundation; Rich Lawson, Foundation; and Tara Carlyle, System Director of Communications & Development.

Warrensburg, MO (June 12, 2018)—The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation Board has purchased a new radiofrequency ablation (RFA) machine for $100,000 to treat patients in the Pain Center.

This equipment provides Dr. Ihab Doss, with the efficiency, control and reliability needed when performing radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that can provide lasting relief to those suffering from back, neck and joint pain. The equipment creates an electrical current, produced by a radio wave, to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area to your brain.

“Thanks to the generous donation of the WMMC Foundation and our donors we are able to continue offering advanced services here, such as a radiofrequency ablation, to help get our patients back to living a life without pain,” said Darinda Reberry, WMMC President/Chief Executive Officer.

This model will replace the outdated model that was being leased and offer our patients the most advanced technology on the market. Additionally, this new technology will add to the already advanced services provided to over 3,820 patients a year in the Pain Center.

“The Foundation’s large donation was made possible through the generosity of businesses and individuals,” said Dee Hudson, WMMC Foundation Board President. “This is the first of many great opportunities for the Foundation, and it could not have happened without the support from our community.”

For questions about the WMMC Foundation or to make a donation, please contact Tara Carlyle, System Director of Communications & Development, at (660) 262-7497 or tcarlyle@wmmc.com. To learn more about the Pain Center, visit wmmc.com/paincenter.

About Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation
The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is a 509(a)3, not-for-profit organization. Established in 1987, its sole purpose is to support and enhance WMMC’s mission. The Foundation accomplishes this by securing private gifts and financial support from individuals and area businesses. These philanthropic gifts are used to enhance existing facilities, products and services offered by WMMC. They are also used to expedite the construction of new facilities, speed the delivery of new products, bring on the latest technology and expand the medical center’s services in order to continue to meet the growing health needs of the citizens Johnson County and West Central Missouri.

About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.




Contact: Tara Carlyle

System Director of Communications and Development

(660) 262-7497