Jordan Valley Cancer CenterJun 19, 2015 06:36PM ● By Crystal Couch
The official ‘breaking of the ground’ of the Jordan Valley Medical Center.
West Jordan - Mayor Rolfe spoke to a crowd that gathered for a groundbreaking event at the Jordan Valley Medical Center, where they introduced the Jordan Valley Cancer Center to the community. Easily accessed by the majority of the community, this center is located in the southwest part of the Salt Lake Valley at 3580 West and 9000 South in West Jordan. As the mayor spoke about his family, he pointed out that cancer “will touch all our lives at some point.” He spoke about his mother being a cancer survivor and of losing his father three years ago to brain cancer. The mayor, like many, is excited to see West Jordan City and Jordan Valley Medical as partners in this fight against cancer.
One of the speakers, Carl Whitmer, IASIS Healthcare president and CEO, said, “It’s not about just treatment but aftercare.” That is what this center is for.
The center is set to open in 2016 and will offer comprehensive cancer care, from diagnosis through treatment, and on to survivorship. They will provide both impatient and outpatient care, and the center was built off their motto “We are here to care,” said Whitmer.
The center will have specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology. They will also have available support groups, survivorship programs, physical therapy and include exercise and nutritional experts.
At the close of the ceremony, Chaplain LeNae Peavey-Onstad, MAPM, director of pastoral care at Jordan Valley Medical Center, blessed the ground, the workers, the staff and the patients who will enter the building. For more information about the center, visit www.jordanvalleyMC.com.