Honor God and Help People. This is the philosophy the Moeller family lives by and the core belief behind their decision to support the new OSF Moeller Cancer Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center. This $14 million dollar project is now complete and will advance cancer care technology and give patients the latest diagnostic tools and treatments in the region. This project was completed in part, thanks to a pledge of $1 million from the Moellers. Now for the first time in the Riverbend area, a comprehensive cancer center will be in one location. Before, OSF Saint Anthony’s faced daily challenges in their outmoded facility and lacked conveniences and comfort for patients. At OSF Moeller Cancer Center, patients who are battling cancer will experience the newest integrated practice which will improve service under one roof.
OSF Moeller Cancer Center is more than just working towards the best possible outcome and improving efficiencies. It’s about the people. Mike Moeller’s own father, Ron Moeller, lost his battle with the disease but during his father’s treatments, Mike witnessed his father praying with the patients next to him. “We have an incredible building with state of the art equipment, but what will make it special is the people,” said Moeller during his remarks at the blessing and dedication of the new facility on October 8, 2019.
On this beautiful fall afternoon, Mission Partners, donors and community members gathered and rejoiced for the project that was designed with our patients in mind. As Sister Judith Ann asked for God’s blessing upon the new building, we were reminded that the sky’s the limit and the OSF Moeller Cancer Center will restore, retain and maintain the good in the Riverbend area. Leading with spirituality, the Moeller family has a desire to be further engaged with the patients and care team at the new OSF Moeller Cancer Center. They will be working with Sister Anselma, Chief Operating Officer, to create opportunities for Mike and his family to pray with and minister to those currently undergoing cancer treatment. Mike and Amy believe strongly in the power of prayer and its ability to provide physical, emotional and spiritual healing. “We don’t treat cancer, says Dr. James Piephoff, Radiation Oncologist at OSF Saint Anthony’s, “We treat the individual with cancer.”
To learn more about the new OSF Moeller Cancer Center and how you can continue to build hope in our community, contact Lee McRaven, Gift Officer at Lee.A.McRaven@osfhealthcare.org or (618) 463-5168.