Hall-Perrine Cancer Center celebrates 10th anniversary, Cancer Survivors Day

Mercy Medical Center

Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is marking its 10th anniversary this summer.

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center opened in 2012, continuing Mercy’s legacy of providing cancer care to the community since 1956, when the first linear accelerator was gifted to Mercy by Howard Hall.

In 1977, a floor was established within Mercy to provide inpatient oncology care. As Mercy’s facilities and capabilities have grown throughout the years, so have its staff and technological capabilities. With the opening of the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center in 2012, Mercy was able to provide all cancer specialties under one roof.

“As the area’s leader in cancer care, we continue to offer the newest treatments and technologies,” said Dr. Vincent Reid, medical director, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, in a news release. “We’ve grown exponentially throughout these past 65+ years and there’s so much more to come as we continue to stay on the forefront of the evolution of cancer therapies. By staying on the front end of the changes in oncology, we continue to provide the highest quality of cancer care for our community.”

To learn more about the cancer center’s 10th anniversary, view a video at: https://youtu.be/pI2ZpCuG1gM

Cancer Survivors Day

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center invites patients undergoing cancer treatment, as well as past patients, to share in a celebration of survivorship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 9. The drive-through event takes place in the parking lot of Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, 701 10th St. SE, on the Mercy Medical Center campus in Cedar Rapids.

According to the release, safety measures will be in place to guard against the spread of COVID-19, survivors will be guided to the circle drive, where they’ll receive a Hall-Perrine Cancer Center celebration bag, while supplies last.

Patients coming to the cancer center for appointments that day may pick up the same give-away items when they come into the facility.

For more information, visit www.hallperrinecancercenter.org

National Cancer Survivors Day is held annually in hundreds of communities throughout the world in early June. It’s a symbolic event to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality.