Dr. Vanessa Cook leaving CCHS



Dr. Vanessa Cook leaving CCHS

Officials at Cass County Health System today announced the resignation of Dr. Vanessa Cook, family medicine physician. Dr. Cook and her husband, Steve Brunin, will be moving back to their home state of Kansas. She has been caring for patients at CCHS since February 2010; her last day at CCHS will be December 17, 2017. “It is with very mixed emotions we share this news today,” said Brett Altman, CEO. “We are very pleased for Dr. Cook and her family for this opportunity to move closer to home. We will, however, truly miss her and appreciate her contributions to our organization.

“My decision to leave has been a difficult one, as I truly have enjoyed my time here at CCHS with a great team and wonderful patients. I wish I could take CCHS with me!” Dr. Cook said. “However, after my mother’s death last summer I have felt a pull to get back closer to family, which this change will allow me to do.”

CCHS has been and continues to be actively recruiting physicians and advanced practice clinicians to ensure patients’ needs are met. Recent additions of Dr. Ben Howard, Jessica Jackson, ARNP; Max Starlin, PA-C; and Elisha Hardy, ARNP; along with the 2018 addition of Dr. Autumn Keiser, will help to absorb the loss of Dr. Cook.

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