As a patient, volunteer and Osage Beach alderman, Lois Farmer is proud of Lake Regional's contribution to the community.
Lois Farmer has traveled the world, but there's no place she'd rather call home — or receive health care — than Osage Beach. As a military dependent for the past 70 years, first as the daughter of a Marine and then as the wife of an Air Force chief master sergeant, she has lived on both coasts, as well as overseas, but is pleased to be retired at the lake.
"Lake Regional has everything," says Farmer, who moved to Osage Beach 16 years ago. "They have specialists. The clinics are awesome. I just can't imagine why anyone would go anywhere else."
Both Farmer and her husband, Les, have sought treatment several times at Lake Regional Health System.
"We go to the Emergency Department
a lot," says Farmer. "And, I'm the proud owner of two stents placed by Dr. Muthu Krishnan
in Lake Regional's Cardiac
Cath Lab. I still see Dr. Krishnan regularly — he's an awesome man."
Both she and Les also have had outpatient procedures
at the hospital, including screening colonoscopies.
"It's very important to support our own hospital," says Farmer, "As a military dependent, we can travel to any base we want. But, we'd rather stay right here."
As a patient, volunteer
and community advocate, Farmer often has the opportunity to share her Lake Regional experiences with others.
"What a good, friendly, clean hospital it is," she says. "And, it's centrally located for every city around the lake. My husband and I seek care here because we live here. I wouldn't go anywhere else."