This Year's Project: Patient Assistance Fund
About Our Organization
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center provides compassionate, comprehensive cancer treatment. The Cancer Center serves all Siouxlanders regardless of their ability to pay with state-of-the-art equipment and national best practice standards of care. In addition to hematology care and both medical and radiation oncology, the Cancer Center has patient advocates to help navigate the cancer journey, a registered dietician, and a social worker. Support services such as a wig boutique, education center, support groups, survivorship program, and patient assistance program are also available.
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center opened its doors in 1995 as the Siouxland Regional Cancer Center, a joint venture of MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's. It was one of the first freestanding cancer centers in the Midwest. In December 2004 the name was changed to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center following a generous gift from Mark and Mary Ellen Nylen in memory of Mark's mother.
About 125 patients are seen each day at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. There are nearly 12,000 radiation oncology treatments and 25,000 hematology and medical oncology visits each year. Unfortunately, those numbers continue to go up. Altogether, 7 physicians and a staff of more than 100 professionals work together to bring the highest quality, compassionate care to our community.
The Cancer Center also partners with the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Community Oncology Program including Mayo Clinic, which enables us to offer state-of-the-art treatment which might otherwise be unavailable. More than 3,300 Siouxland patients have participated in clinics trials that offer new treatments, prevention and enhanced quality of life for our patients.
Current Project: Patient Assistance Fund
Together, let’s break down the barriers to cancer treatment
and provide financial assistance when it’s needed.
We see more and more patients without insurance or that struggle with daily living expenses because of the added financial burden of out-of-pocket treatment costs.
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center is able to offer financial assistance to our patients through charity care and the Patient Assistance Fund. The Patient Assistance Fund can provide aid towards mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation, groceries and other needs. We also want to be able to make an impact around the quality of life for patients – for example, renting a wheelchair for a grandmother to spend the day at the zoo with her grandchildren. She would not have been able to do that without the assistance from this Fund – a small price to pay for the joy and memories from her experience.
Dealing with cancer is tough enough! The Patient Assistance Fund removes barriers and stress and helps patients focus on their treatment and healing. Thank you for helping us make an impact. We greatly appreciate support of the June E. Nylen Cancer Center's mission to provide innovative cancer care to Siouxland.