Central Iowa's First Cancer Center
In 1991, the John Stoddard Cancer Center, a service of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, opened at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. 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. Prior to the Stoddard Cancer Center opening, 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.
Our Mission, Vision & Values
The John Stoddard Cancer Center will provide compassionate, quality, comprehensive care for our patients and their families.
The John Stoddard Cancer Center, a service of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, will be the premier cancer center in the Midwest by providing fully integrated programs and services. This will be accomplished through the use of:
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