Dr. Leal sees patients in Richland Center and oversees some of the chemotherapy treatments at the Richland Hospital.
Dr. Leal is originally from Brazil, where she graduated from medical school at the Federal University of Ceara. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Weiss- University of Chicago, followed by a Geriatric/ Oncology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, and cancer in the older adult. Her research interests include clinical trial development and disparities in adherence to quality measures in older patients with cancer. Her hobbies are traveling, theatre, and spending time with her family.
Her research interests include: gastrointestinal oncology, breast oncology, and any cancer in the older adult.
Hello I’m Jane Shannon, a nurse in the Kraemer Center and Richland Hospital outpatient unit.
When asked what I like the most about my job, I would have to say the small size of the hospital and community. I specialize in chemotherapy, but in helping other departments, I am able to keep my skills fresh in things like O.B. and E.R.
“I have been a member of this community all of my life.
When I went through chemotherapy, I could not have asked for better care than I received at the Richland Hospital. These were the best bunch of gals and they did an awful good job of taking care of me, we even had a lot of fun.
I was able to receive all my healthcare in one spot and was able to continue my work while receiving chemotherapy. Even though this was a difficult time, I was able to receive support from the staff at the Richland Hospital and even more from friends that were receiving chemotherapy at the same time.”
The Richland Hospital provides many different types of chemotherapy with a
multidisciplinary approach. The nursing staff works closely with the patient's
oncologist, registered dieticians, and with each patient's support team. For
more information on getting your chemotherapy at the Richland Hospital, give us
a call or talk with your oncologist.
“My chemo treatments were done at The Richland Hospital which I was happy about. Chemo treatments are rough, but when you know the nurses that administer the drugs, you feel better and not so afraid of the unknown ahead of you. Our Richland Hospital has come a long way. Now the new chemo rooms make the patient that much more comfortable while taking treatments. Think how far we would have to travel in an emergency if we did not have our Richland Hospital.”