November 2002

Alegent in Omaha Announces
Institute for Head and Neck Cancer

In conjunction with Alegent Health, Omaha, Neb., an Omaha physician has established a new center to address the unique needs of head and neck cancer patients. The Thomas J. Dobleman Health and Neck Cancer Institute on the campus of Alegent Health/Bergan Mercy Medical Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals and offers the latest in head and neck cancer treatment. Dobleman, chief of staff-elect at Bergan Mercy, has specialized in head and neck cancer surgery for 12 years. "These patients require extensive diagnostic testing and intensive treatment," he said. "What we are planning will provide a truly holistic approach to dealing with these tumors." For more information, contact Amy Protexter, coordinator of public relations for Alegent Health, at