University of Utah Health recently presented
Dr. John Ward with the Outstanding Clinical Leadership award. An oncologist at Huntsman
Cancer Institute at University of Utah, Dr. Ward has provided cancer services
at St. John’s Medical Center for over fifteen years.
Dr. Ward was honored at University of Utah Health’s Annual Regional
Network Symposium for his commitment to delivering high-quality cancer
care to patients in the Jackson community. He was one of three outstanding
physicians to receive the award.
On the front lines of cancer care and research for decades, Dr. Ward treats
patients with a variety of malignant diseases. He’s also been at
the leading edge of cancer research, heading clinical trials and developing
clinical guidelines for the best practices in cancer care.
St. John’s Medical Center CEO Dr. Paul Beaupré said, “Dr.
Ward brings the highest standard of cancer expertise to residents of Jackson
and the surrounding areas, allowing cancer patients and their families
to stay close to home for treatment.”
One patient’s husband expressed his gratitude in a hand-written letter
to Dr. Ward, “You were the voice of experience and realistic hope
in our frightening journey with cancer. You explained that most of the
treatment could be accomplished at home and at St. John's. That meant
so much to us both.”
Dr. Ward continues to travel to Jackson twice a month offering a variety
of cancer services at St. John’s Medical Center. Between trips,
Dr. Ward utilizes the breadth of knowledge and resources at Huntsman Cancer
Institute to ensure patients receive the best care possible.
Ben Tanner, Executive Director of the cancer hospital at Huntsman Cancer
Institute, said, “Outstanding physicians, like Dr. Ward, make it
possible to provide care locally, which makes the world of difference
while they are going through an already difficult time.”
Suzanne Young, Marketing Manager, University of Utah Health, (801) 661-4609,
Karen Connelly, Chief Marketing Officer, St. John’s Medical Center,
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH
University of Utah Health is the Intermountain West’s only academic health care system, providing
leading-edge and compassionate medicine for the people of Utah and a referral
area encompassing five states and more than 10 percent of the continental
United States. The health system includes four hospitals – University
of Utah Hospital; the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center; University
Neuropsychiatric Institute; and Huntsman Cancer Hospital – with
more than 1,300 physicians practicing more than 150 medical specialties.
U of U Health was recently named No. 1 in the nation for quality by the
Vizient, Inc. Quality and Accountability study, and has ranked in the
top ten for quality for seven years running. U of U Health is also consistently
ranked among the country’s best hospitals in U.S. News and World
Report’s annual Best Hospitals list.
ABOUT ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
The mission of the
St. John’s Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support to advance the mission and strategic
objectives of St. John’s Medical Center, including patient-centered
care, clinical excellence, and community wellness.