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UnityPoint Health - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Central Iowa's First Cancer Center

Iowa's first pediatric cancer center opened at Blank Children's Hospital in 1987 - concentrating all phases of pediatric cancer diagnosis and treatment in one unique area. Expanding upon that concept in 1991, the John Stoddard Cancer Center opened at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, a significant new milestone. It was the first cancer center in central Iowa to house all radiation oncology and ancillary services in one location. The new facility centralized all outpatient oncology services in one area while conveniently locating them by the inpatient services offered at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. This progressive concept was a result of our long-standing commitment to meet the changing needs of the patients and families we serve.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

The John Stoddard Cancer Center will provide compassionate, quality, comprehensive care for our patients and their families.

Our Vision

The John Stoddard Cancer Center will be the premier cancer center in the Midwest by providing fully integrated programs and services. This will be accomplished through the use of:

  • Multi-disciplinary teams consisting of top talent throughout all levels of the organization
  •  Proven, leading edge technology and techniques
  • Active participation in clinical trials

The result will be an extraordinary patient and family experience.

Our FOCUS Values

  • Foster Unity
  • Own the Moment
  • Champion Excellence
  • UnityPoint Health
  • Seize Opportunities