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Summer 2012

 This issue of Mercy Touch magazine is entirely cancer focused and highlights the new Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Read the articles to learn more about the cancer center and be inspired by the heartwarming patient stories. Sign up to get it in the mail.

The Need is Now

The Time is Now

Cancer is the state’s leading cause of death; 6,300 Iowans will die from cancer in a year. Each day for the next 19 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65. Read more.

Taking Healthy Steps

Taking Healthy Steps

A registered nurse, Lynda Caspers knew preventive healthcare was important. But that didn’t mean she always put her  knowledge into practice. Read more.

Zero Medication Errors

0 Medication Errors

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is the first and only cancer center in the U.S. to  compound and dispense ready-to- administer IV chemotherapy medications with a new robotic system. Read more.

A+ for Attitude

A+ for Attitude

Due to a strong family history of heart disease, Christine Kircher exercised six times a week, ate healthy foods, rarely drank alcoholic beverages and had a yearly Heart2Heart screening at Mercy Medical Center. Read more.

One Patient. One Record.

One Patient. One Record.

It’s a journey of Epic proportions and it’s happening in the Corridor, the state and at the national level. Read more.

Together We Care

Together We Care

Part of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center’s
holistic approach to cancer care involves
providing services for every person touched by a cancer diagnosis – including children who have a loved one with cancer. Read more.

A Shining Star

 


A Shining Star

Frank Benesh was larger than life. He had a deep laugh and resonating voice, but most of all, he had an enormous heart that reverberated with compassion for others – particularly for those with cancer and their families. Read more.

Tricks to Better Health

Tricks to Better Health

There is no magic formula to prevent cancer. But there are some food choices and lifestyle habits that can make a positive difference in your health. Read more.

Meet Dee Eadie

Meet Dee Eadie

Dee Eadie joined Mercy Medical Center
as the executive director of Hall-Perrine
Cancer Center in December 2011. Read more.

Precise Imaging Increases Accuracy

Precise Imaging Increases Accuracy

The latest technology for detecting, preventing and treating cancer is one of the trademarks of a world-class cancer center like the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Read more.

New Rehab Therapy Rolled Out

New Rehab Therapy Rolled Out

Most people take for granted the ability to easily raise their arms over their head. But Sandy Likes has a new appreciation for that simple act. Read more.

A Legacy of Leading Cancer Treatment

A Legacy of Leading Cancer Treatment

Mercy's Hall Radiation Center was renovated this year as part of its integration into the new, state-of-the-art cancer center. Read more.

Rooted in Patient-Centered Care

Rooted in Patient-Centered Care

The interior of Hall-Perrine Cancer Center reflects the heart of the center and Mercy’s commitment to Planetree, a national organization dedicated to improving the patient experience through dignity, compassion and humanity. Read more.

Simon Says: Get a Colonoscopy

Simon Says: Get a Colonscopy

Thomas Simon, 65, takes what he calls a “scholarly approach to life.” So, when Tod Walker, PA-C, MercyCare Mount Vernon, recommended a colonscopy, Thomas researched the colon cancer screening procedure from his computer. Read more.

Ringing in Hope

Please Join Us

Ringing in Hope: Mercy Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Community Grand Opening Celebration & Dedication. Read more.