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Home > Mercy News > Mercy celebrates grand opening of Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
Published on July 11, 2012
Mercy Medical Center invites the public to join in the grand opening celebration of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center on Thurs., July 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. (Details below). A brief dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. will include the simultaneous ringing of church bells throughout the community. Mercy has a legacy of marking the completion of a patient’s cancer treatment with the ringing of a bell to signify a new beginning. In recognition of that tradition, guests at the grand opening will receive a bell to ring in honor those affected by cancer. Guests will also have an opportunity to write words of inspiration on a Ribbon of Hope, which will be displayed at the event.
The grand opening celebration marks the completion of the construction phase of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, which has been underway since Nov. 2010.
The 100,000 square foot world-class cancer center is now fully operational, providing a full spectrum of cancer treatment, programs and services – all under one roof. This all-inclusive concept makes the center unique to this area. Conveniently connected to Mercy Medical Center, elements required for cancer care, including private inpatient suites and imaging services, are just steps away.
“The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center marks the beginning of a new chapter in Mercy’s legacy of cancer care for this community,” said Dee Eadie, executive director of the center. “It provides fully integrated cancer services under one roof, giving patients access to leading-edge technologies; integrated services to care for body, mind and spirit; and specialized treatment and research for the best outcomes.”
Guided by the input of local patients and their families, as well as healthcare professionals, the design of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center reflects a truly patient-centered focus. Services were designed to reduce the number of steps a patient and his or her family will have to take by more than 33 percent. Overall, the new facility provides a more integrated system of care and a better experience for cancer patients, with the following notable features thoughtfully incorporated:
The center’s first floor features the Hall Radiation Center, along with dedicated space for the cancer resource library; coffee shop; meditation space; ReNew Image Center; massage therapy; exercise room with shower facilities; and community room with capabilities for cooking demonstrations, webinars and teleconferencing – all to provide a comfortable and soothing healing environment for patients and their families. Also located on the first floor are multidisciplinary conference rooms with adjacent patient exam rooms. Just outside the facility, patients have immediate access to two healing gardens and a fountain.
The entire second floor of the three-story facility was designed specifically for future expansion needs, a forward-thinking design plan advocated by other leading cancer centers around the country.
The third floor is dedicated to Surgical Oncology and the Hematology/Oncology practicing physicians of Oncology Associates at Mercy Medical Center. This space was carefully designed with patient input and includes private or semi-private infusion stations that offer patients customized temperature controls for each treatment chair, as well as heated flooring, personal storage space, natural lighting, and a view of natural green space. An on-site pharmacy will house the nation's first oncology robot from Health Robotics – for precisely compounding and dispensing injectable chemotherapy medications.
In the new Hall-Perrine Cancer Center patients receive the care and services they need – all in one location. From initial consultations to treatments and support services, patients are accompanied throughout the cancer journey by the center’s staff – who all work and interact with patients together in one location, based on a unified care plan.
An expanded spectrum of cancer-specific healthcare providers, including nurse navigators, social workers, dietitians, exercise specialists, genetics nurse practitioners, massage therapists and a lymphedema specialist, work in close collaboration to provide the very best care to cancer patients.
The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center represents the first major investment to be completed in Cedar Rapids’ new Medical District (MedQuarter).
Learn more about the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.