Support the Cancer Center Expansion at LMH Health
Our Cancer Center has grown to provide approximately 16,000 patient encounters per year and serves as a regional destination for exceptional cancer care. We have added and enhanced a number of patient-centered services including genetic testing, survivorship, social work, financial counseling and more. Yet, we are operating in the same space we opened with in 2000.
Sadly, the need for cancer care in our community continues to increase year over year. We take great pride in the compassionate care provided by our oncology team, and for the sake of our patients, their families and our providers, we must expand and update our facility. Our goal is to nearly double the space while remaining at the hospital’s Maine Street campus.
The finest care, close to home
As you may have read, the Cancer Center recently earned official accreditation from the Commission on Cancer. Of the 124 hospitals in the state of Kansas, only 11 have this prestigious level of accreditation, and it speaks to the high level of care we provide.
LMH Health’s Cancer Center is known for progressive, integrated hematology and oncology care. It is home to National Cancer Institute trained physicians, multidisciplinary care teams and strong regional partnerships. Cancer patients at LMH Health have access to a wide range of clinical trials, comprehensive support programs, lifelong survivorship resources, a cancer prevention program and much more. It truly represents the finest care, close to home.
Philanthropic support is critical
While much of our planning for this initiative is in the early stages, we are estimating the total cost will be in the range of $7-10 million.
As a not-for-profit, safety-net community hospital that treats all who come in need — regardless of ability to pay — philanthropic support will play a vital role in turning this vision into a reality.
For that reason — and before we can settle on finalized design plans and cost estimates — we must begin the process by seeking philanthropic gifts and pledges. In other words, as a matter of both practicality and financial responsibility, we must test our fundraising response before defining the full scope of the project. That is why your gift or long-term pledge is so important and so meaningful for this pivotal initiative.
If you have already made a gift to support the LMH Health Cancer Center expansion and renovation, we thank you. If not, please consider helping. Know that your gift will touch many lives for years to come.
We thank you for your consideration of support. It’s an honor to serve the people of Douglas County and beyond.
Jodie Barr, DO
Luke Huerter, MD
Andrew Meyer, DO
Jodi Palmer, MD
Sharon Soule, MD