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We are very excited to proudly highlight some of our brightest and most committed staff from our entire pool of superb employees. This quarter, the Community Cancer Center, is honored to recognize our Medical Dosimetrist, Jo Acord. Jo has been a part of our Community Cancer Center family since 1986 where she works in simulation and dosimetry.
Jo’s formal training began in Flint, Michigan where she received her certification in the American Registry in Radiologic Technology
in 1968. In 2003 Jo furthered her education by attending Weber State University in Ogden, Utah and became registered in Radiation Therapy as well as a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technology. Jo has continued to work in Radiation Therapy for over 30 years!
Compassionate care is a value Jo instills everyday with the attention she gives each patient in simulation. When asked about her 30 year anniversary Jo said, “We are like a family, some come and some go, but it has always been like a family here.”
When it comes to family Jo enjoys the best of times. Each year she gathers up her two sons and her three grandchildren, along with her extended family, and they enjoy an annual coastal vacation. It is an event everyone looks forward to.
In her personal time Jo likes to make special memories with her grandchildren by sewing heirloom clothing. Her most recent master piece
is a midnight blue party dress with a delicate pink trim made for her youngest granddaughter for the father-daughter Valentine dance.
Jo’s compassion does not stop with her family, she also holds a special place in her heart for her dog, Buddy, and a very large cat her oldest granddaughter named Bob.
Karen Prowell is a volunteer with Douglas County Cancer Services, an organization located on the second floor at the Community Cancer Center that provides assistance programs for cancer patients. She has been volunteering for this organization since November 2015. You can often find Karen answering phones or helping patients with one of their many assistance programs. She always has
a smile on her face when you enter their office and is always willing to help with whatever you may need. When asked about her time at CCC she says, “I LOVE volunteering at DCCS. I had no idea how rewarding being a volunteer here would be. I have met the most caring and
compassionate people who
care deeply about each and
every person who walks
through our doors. I am
blessed to be a part of this
amazing organization.”
Jo Acord
Karen Prowell

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