The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center

Happy Retirement, Dr. Joseph Bowen!

Family, friends, and colleagues gathered in March to honor Dr. Joseph Bowen on the occasion of his retirement, after a remarkable career that spanned more than four decades. Saint Mary’s Hospital President Dr. Steve Schneider, Practice Manager Steve Anderson, and brother Daniel Bowen were among those paying tribute to Dr. Bowen during the celebration, recalling his extraordinary work ethic, sincere dedication to patients, and skill as a practitioner.

“What we heard over and over was that Dr. Bowen was one of a kind,” says Leever Cancer Center Executive Director Kevin Kniery. “His knowledge and ability are extraordinary, but beyond that, he was profoundly dedicated to being available to his patients and his colleagues. He went above and beyond to return calls and to assist fellow physicians. We’re incredibly grateful for all he did for Leever and for the community.”

1: Dr. Steven Schneider, President of Saint Mary’s Hospital, greets Dr. Bowen during the celebration.
2: Dr. Kert Sabbath (left) and Dr. Anamika Katoch (right) joined in honoring Dr. Bowen.
3: Dr. Bowen pictured with (Left to right) daughter, Katie; wife, Ellen; and brother, Daniel (far right).
4: Presentation to Dr. Bowen by Steve Anderson.
5: Dr. Bowen surrounded by past and current staff members.