New Cancer Center Benefits Cancer Patients in the Tri-State Area
UnityPoint Health – Dubuque Wendt Regional Cancer Center and Grand River Medical Group have been committed to advancing specialized cancer care in the Tri-State area for many decades. July 16, 2020 marked a new commitment to our community and for cancer patients as the two organizations partner to offer a comprehensive cancer center with both chemotherapy infusion and radiation oncology in the same location. In addition, patients, caregivers and cancer survivors, will now have access to a superior combination of support services, clinical staff and multi-disciplinary patient care including services such as a nurse navigator, genetic counseling, oncology rehabilitation and support groups.
Construction upgrades on the comprehensive cancer center began in May 2020 and are expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Upon completion, the Integrated Cancer Center will include Grand River Medical Group Oncology clinic joining UnityPoint Health – Dubuque’s Radiation Oncology services within the Wendt Regional Cancer Center location in the Delhi Medical Center.
“Working together in the same location will enhance overall patient care, including expediting communication and better care coordination among providers for an overall better patient experience.” said Chad Wolbers, President and CEO, UnityPoint Health – Dubuque. “The medical oncology team at Grand River Medical Group are leaders in chemotherapy and Finley’s Wendt Cancer Center team are experts in radiation therapy and cancer support services. By combining and partnering together, in one location, we’ll continue our long-standing legacy of caring for cancer patients, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
“Our medical oncology team is excited to form a stronger partnership with Finley’s Wendt Regional Cancer Center,” said Justin Hafner, CEO, Grand River Medical Group, P.C. “With our team and coordinated care approach to cancer, combined with the latest cancer fighting technology and support services, our patients will continue to receive extraordinary care now together in one location.”
Finley’s Wendt Cancer Center is Dubuque’s only cancer center that has earned the Gold Standard for Radiation Oncology by the American College of Radiology. This accreditation is a symbol of the long-standing, high quality cancer care the Wendt Center continuously achieves and maintains and is a testament to the highly trained cancer experts at the Wendt Cancer Center who have been preventing, treating and healing patients for the last three decades.