March 2011

Nebraska Hospitals Expand Cancer Services

The Independent of Grand Island, NE, recently reported that the cancer centers at Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island; Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE; and Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE, have experienced significant growth in cancer services and staffing during the past year. The three hospitals have added a total of 21 new positions, translating into more than 40 percent growth in personnel and expanded services. Funding for the expansion comes from the cancer centers' involvement in the National Cancer Institute's Community Cancer Centers Program.