MaryBeth Matzek: Three new cancer centers call Appleton home

Appleton is becoming a treatment destination location for those battling cancer, with three new cancer centers opening in the past nine months.”

In the past, some patients might have traveled to Madison or Milwaukee for care. But that’s changing with the opening of two centers from ThedaCare and Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology, and the expansion of another from Ministry Health Care. ”

“The vision with the cancer center was to create a regional cancer destination and to be the premier location north of Madison and Milwaukee,” said Jenny Redman-Schell, a senior vice president at ThedaCare. “It’s more than just the building; it’s the high quality of care and services that patients can receive locally so there’s less need to travel.”

Last September, the specialists and physicians with Fox Valley Hematology and Oncology opened a 70,000-square-foot standalone, independent healthcare facility after seeing patients for 25 years at Appleton’s two hospitals, Appleton Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital.