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About the Wendt Center

The Wendt Center was built in 1987 under the direction of Dr. Thomas Lally.  The center was established by a major gift from the Jeldwen Foundation, founded by Ester and Evelyn Wendt.

The Wendt Center is the area's expert in radiation therapy. Radiation therapy attacks cancerous cells by using radioactive photons delivered through a linear accelerator.  Today, Finley has two state-of-the-art linear accelerators designed to provide the latest in cancer care.  

We pride ourselves on treating patients like family, which is why our exceptional health care team of physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, radiation physicists, genetic counselors, and secretaries work together to provide exceptional, individualized care for everyone that needs our services.


People are amazing and the Wendt Center is here to keep you that way by providing a comprehensive cancer care program with a variety of ancillary services. Many things can add to quality cancer care, from the skills needed to handle the most difficult cases and treatments, to the extra concern and care given to patients' feelings and fears during this trying time.

Through genetic counseling, screenings and additional medical management options, the Wendt Regional Cancer Center helps patients gain a better understanding of their risk for developing cancer. Our Nurse Navigator acts as the bridge between patients and their medical team with the goal of doing everything possible to help alleviate the anxiety that comes so quickly with a cancer diagnosis. And programs such as our Tumor Conferencepain managementpalliative care and various support groups allow patients to stay ahead of their diagnosis – receiving not only the best care, but the best comfort as well, because the way you feel matters more than anything else.