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Our commitment runs deep

The Lake Region is more than just part of our name. It’s who we are. And it’s why we work around the clock to serve 40 surrounding ZIP codes with care designed to meet the specific needs of our community.

As the only hospital between Columbia and Springfield designated for stroke, trauma and heart attack care, we are equipped and fully staffed to address time-sensitive diagnoses. Additionally, our nationally accredited Cancer Center is prepared to deliver comprehensive care to help patients navigate their entire journey while staying close to home.

Our care also extends deep into the surrounding community with 22 clinics throughout the region, a medical helicopter delivering patients from remote locations and multiple programs tailored to the unique needs of our patient population.

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The road to recovery shouldn't start with a long drive

Investing in our community means bringing leading care to their doorstep. Lake Regional’s nationally accredited Cancer Center leverages state-of-the-art therapies to detect and treat various forms of cancer.

From prevention to remission, we're here with you

Each form of cancer is different. The therapies that apply to one may not apply to another. We go to great lengths to fully understand each patient’s situation and carefully explain all the options available.

More about our Cancer Center

Heart attacks don't follow a 9-to-5 schedule, and neither do we

Time is muscle. That’s why our Level II STEMI Center is prepared to respond heart attacks 24/7.

Door-to-balloon times faster than 90% of U.S. hospitals

The average time it takes to open a blocked blood vessel from the second a patient arrives in our emergency room is 41 minutes. And we are always working to make it faster.

More about Heart Care

Caring beyond our walls

Our commitment to this community is more than just bricks and mortar. We work hand-in-hand with leaders throughout the region, and we go where help is needed. One of our core values is to “care more than expected,” so don’t be surprised when you see us in classrooms, at events and anywhere else we can proactively help.

Commitment runs deep through our organization

We pride ourselves on response, compassion and expertise, and none of those would be possible without our entire team working toward the same goal. Everyone at Lake Regional impacts patient outcomes, from our maintenance staff to our doctors, nurses and executives.

Melissa Hunter, R.N., MSN Executive Vice President, Clinical Services/CNO

Starting with us as an ER nurse, Melissa understands how to deliver exceptional patient care and how everyone within our system can positively affect outcomes.

Reed Cope, M.D. Radiation Oncologist

As part of a Nationally Accredited Cancer Center, Dr. Cope is proud that Lake Regional goes beyond radiation to completely meet the needs of cancer patients through every phase of treatment.

Dr. Zubair Khan, M.D., FACC & Dr. Muthu Krishnan, M.D., FACC Cardiology

Our state-of-the-art cath lab is equipped with the industry's best imaging technology, which helps guide our life-saving procedures.

Josh Lammert, MS, ATL, LAT, CSCS Athletic Trainer

Dedicated to the student/athletes of Camdenton High School, Josh is one of four trainers provided at no cost to area schools by Lake Regional.

Todd Cooper, MD Emergency Department Medical Director

Growing up at the lake as the son of a long-time, lake-area physician, Dr. Cooper has personally witnessed expansions in Lake Regional’s reach and capability.

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