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Helen Carpenter (L) Widow of former state senator and longtime Rotarian Bob Carpenter is pictured with one of the Bob and Helen Carpenter Nursing Scholarship winners Stephanie Morgan (C).

Grace Kim (not pictured) also received the honor at the May 30th club meeting.

Club Member Susie Ledford (R) made the presentation.


Carole Peterson, MD, FACOG, has joined Dr. Jason Creel with the Angel OB/GYN practice and the hospital is hosting an open house for the community to meet her. The Open House will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital dining room.

“The addition of Dr. Peterson to Angel’s current obstetrics providers along with the added benefit of launching full-time gynecology services in Franklin reinforces our commitment to quality healthcare services for our community,” said Paula Alter, Vice-President of Physician Services.

Dr. Peterson brings over 20 years of experience working in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Peterson comes to Franklin from Rochester, New York, where she was a founding partner of Women Gynecology & Childbirth Associates.



It was standing room only as Angel Medical Center introduced the newest member of their healthcare team during a public reception on Wednesday, May 15. The Telestroke Robot literally rolled in to action to demonstrate its capabilities to those in attendance.

“We’re excited to bring this new technology to our community that will afford our patients another level of care,” said Martin Wadewitz, Interim CEO. “With the telestroke robot, possible stroke victims can be remotely diagnosed by neurologists with Mission Hospital. This will allow our healthcare team to take the necessary steps during the first critical hours of care.”

Carrie Castellion, director of Telemedicine with Mission Hospital, conducted the demonstration with Dr. Reid Taylor, Neurologist linked live to the audience via the robot’s screen. Dr. Taylor fielded questions from the audience and demonstrated the technology’s capabilities in diagnosing strokes.


A project to improve the receipt of beneficial supportive care services for younger women who have breast cancer has received a grant of more than $780,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Younger women – those under 45 – who have breast cancer have a set of concerns that may differ in certain ways from those of other cancer patients,” said Lawrence Marks, MD, chair of the department of radiation oncology and the project’s principal investigator.

“They may also have concerns about genetic factors, the long term effects of anticancer therapies, or worries about how to change their life-style to positively influence their future health. They are also at a stage of life where they may be building their careers, raising children or facing other challenges.”


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