This Year's Project: Infrared Vein Finder
About Our Organization
For 25 years the June E. Nylen Cancer Center (JENCC) has led the region in comprehensive cancer care, offering medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology services. Each day about 150 patients come to our facility for hope and healing.
JENCC provides advanced chemotherapy and radiation treatments, state-of-the-art technology, access to clinical trials and many additional best practices in patient care. We also offer a full array of beneficial support services including patient advocates who help navigate the cancer journey, nutritional care, emotional and educational resources, a complimentary wig boutique, support groups and more. Altogether, 7 providers and a staff of more than 100 professionals work together to bring the highest quality, compassionate care to thousands in our community, including at several medical oncology and hematology satellite locations for the convenience of patients in outlying areas.
Our goal is personalized, coordinated, patient-centered care through prevention, treatment and research. We personalize each patient's treatment plan based on their unique needs. Every patient has a team of experienced specialists that constantly coordinate to maximize outcomes and save lives.
Current Project: Infrared Vein Finder
Patients at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center have a lot of needle sticks between frequent lab tests and infusion treatments. While our staff is highly experienced - in fact many patients actually compliment one of our lab technicians about her magic stick not hurting, as well as many of our patients have ports to help with their chemotherapy treatments, an Infrared Vein Finder would be a wonderful addition for our patients. The Cancer Center does not currently have one of these medical tools.
Used to help find the best veins of a patient, having an Infrared Vein Finder could mean less IV sticks for patients with difficult veins. The Vein Finder would have three different kinds of imaging modes to provide variety based on the vein location and helps clinicians find and access the best vein. This "vein mapping" instrument is non-radiation.
Thank you for helping us raise the funds to purchase one Infrared Vein Finder that will provide comfort and less anxiety for many of our patients.
Patient Assistance Fund
Together, let’s break down the barriers to cancer treatment
and provide financial assistance when it’s needed.
We see more and more patients without insurance or that struggle with daily living expenses because of the added financial burden of out-of-pocket treatment costs.
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center is able to offer financial assistance to our patients through charity care and the Patient Assistance Fund. The Patient Assistance Fund can provide aid towards mortgage/rent, utilities, transportation, groceries and other needs. We also want to be able to make an impact around the quality of life for patients – for example, renting a wheelchair for a grandmother to spend the day at the zoo with her grandchildren. She would not have been able to do that without the assistance from this Fund – a small price to pay for the joy and memories from her experience.
Dealing with cancer is tough enough! The Patient Assistance Fund removes barriers and stress and helps patients focus on their treatment and healing. Thank you for helping us make an impact. We greatly appreciate support of the June E. Nylen Cancer Center's mission to provide innovative cancer care to Siouxland.