Serene Environment Supports Healing for Cancer Center Patients

Our beautiful new cancer center is now open.

The newly named and renovated Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital offers a welcoming, peaceful spa-like atmosphere unique in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. Opened in September, the center features unusual amenities that include a healing garden, snack bar, boutique, and concierge greeter.

The renovation was modeled after a cancer center in Arizona. During a visit, a hospital director noticed the facility seemed warm and inviting, more like a health spa than a clinical cancer treatment facility. She noticed, too, that the patients seemed both comfortable and comforted by the serene environment.

“Our center was designed around the concept of a healing place,” says Angela Quick, Director of Oncology with Prevea Cancer Center at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital. “We continue to offer a full range of adult cancer services, but with a very personal and compassionate touch.”

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For more than 60 years, the Hospital Sisters have provided high quality cancer care in the Chippewa Valley.

“Our partnership with Prevea has allowed us to take what we do to the next level,” Quick says. “We can now bring the same level of cancer care available at most major teaching hospitals right here to our community.”

Unique Features of Our New Cancer Center:

  • In the boutique, the jewelry on display was made by students from a local church youth group. Donations are accepted and go toward the Patient Assistance Fund, which provides help to patients needing items or services that aren’t covered by insurance. Also available are wigs provided through the American Cancer Society. One free wig is available per patient, and it can be styled for free by a student in the cosmetology department at Chippewa Valley Technical College.
  • In the healing garden, highlights include both perennials and colorfully blooming annual flower beds. The centerpiece features planters decorated during the holidays by hospital colleagues. Patients can opt to have chemotherapy infusion in the garden setting, if desired.
  • In the snack bar, packaged snacks and drinks are available. In addition, our volunteers round frequently through the treatment areas with a snack cart for patients to choose a snack or beverage. Patients can also order a meal from our cafeteria menu and have it delivered direct to their infusion suite.
If you have questions about the Cancer Center or its new features, please email Angela Quick at Angela.Quick@hshs.org, call the Cancer Center at 715.717.3300, or visit the Prevea website and select “Western Wisconsin” as the region.

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