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Home > Mercy News > The Mercy Touch Magazine > 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.
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.
A registered nurse, Lynda Caspers knew preventive healthcare was important. But that didn’t mean she always put her knowledge into practice. Read more.
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.
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.
It’s a journey of Epic proportions and it’s happening in the Corridor, the state and at the national level. Read more.
Part of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center’sholistic approach to cancer care involvesproviding services for every person touched by a cancer diagnosis – including children who have a loved one with cancer. Read more.
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.
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.
Dee Eadie joined Mercy Medical Center as the executive director of Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in December 2011. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Mercy Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center Community Grand Opening Celebration & Dedication. Read more.