Eau Claire (WQOW) — A local cancer center has comfort at the top of its priority list as it reopened its doors to patients.
Physicians from Prevea Health’s Cancer Center and HSHS Sacred Heart, cut the ribbon on the cancer center’s new look Wednesday morning. The center features redesigned exam rooms, infusion rooms, gathering rooms and an expanded ‘healing garden’.
News 18 reported last year on Marshfield Clinic opening their new cancer center just down the road from HSHS Sacred Heart.
Prevea Health President and CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai told News 18 they’re focused on cancer diagnosis, treatment and healing, while helping patients through the entire process, and that’s what they believe sets them apart from other cancer centers in the area.
“It’s around providing our patients the best place for health and to provide them hope,” said Dr. Rai. “At the end of the day for a cancer patient, we want everybody to consider themselves a survivor, and that’s really why we built this. This wasn’t built to compete against somebody, it was built to benefit the community.”
Dr. Rai also credited the strong partnership between the cancer center’s physicians and HSHS Sacred Heart’s physicians with being able to achieve Prevea’s ultimate goal; caring for patients.