CANCER TREATMENT: New Fort Dodge Wing

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People who are fighting cancer in Fort Dodge will be able to do a little less traveling now.

Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge recently added a new wing to consolidate their cancer treatment services. It includes a linear accelerator to help deliver radiation therapy precisely to patients as well as several other new patient care areas.

“I think it just provides that total care for a patient that has cancer they no longer have to travel out of the area if they don't want to receive care,” says cancer nurse Raeanne Frey Marner.

Before the additions, patients had to travel to Webster City, Ames, or Des Moines for treatment.

The wing cost $8.5 million.

The Trinity Foundation was able to raise $5 million in a local campaign

“So when we started the campaign, we from the very beginning saw great response not just from the community as a whole but from our employees, our physicians, our boards,” says Shannon McQuillen with the Trinity Health Foundation.