UnityPoint Health Improves Patient Experience in Radiation Oncology

Methodist Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Pekin Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Proctor Emergency Department

First Available Time :

Pekin Urgent Care

First Available Time :

Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

Closed Patients
Waiting Now

Convenient and Personal Care Improves Patient Experience

Becky Keedy,UnityPoint Health Radiation Oncology Patient, looks into camera.
After Becky Keedy was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017, she was concerned about what comes next. But she says the personal and expert care provided by UnityPoint Health’s Radiation Oncology team, made her feel right at home.

“I was greeted with a smile and a hug at every visit. I love everyone down there. From the doctors, to the valet service, to the receptionists, to the nurses, they are all really nice and helpful,” said Keedy.

For the first time at UnityPoint Health, Keedy’s Radiation Oncology care team used a technique where a single radiation treatment was administered to five separate lesions in a single visit, whereas normally a patient would come in five separate times to receive treatment to each lesion. By administering treatment in this way, a prescribed dosage of radiation is delivered to all lesions uniformly. In addition, Keedy’s number of visits was reduced from five to one and her treatment time was reduced by more than four hours.

“They were incredible. The doctors explained everything to me so that I had a complete understanding of what was going on. They followed up with me so they knew I was doing well,” said Keedy. “I would recommend UnityPoint Health to anybody because they make me feel like I matter to them.”

For more information on UnityPoint Health’s Radiation Oncology Center, visit unitypoint.org