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Diocese of Sioux City donates $200K to St. Anthony cancer center

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The Diocese of Sioux City recently donated $200,000 in support of the St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center. Pictured are General Vicar Father Brad Pelzel (left) of the Sioux City Diocese and Jim Greteman of Carroll, Building Hope Campaign member from St. Anthony Regional Hospital.

The Diocese of Sioux City recently presented a $200,000 donation in support of the St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center. In making the donation, the Diocese said it kept in mind all west-central Iowans who are touched by cancer, including its own parishioners.

“Caring for the sick has been a mission of the Catholic Church since its formation thousands of years ago,” Bishop R. Walker Nickless said. “The mission of St. Anthony Regional Hospital aligns with the mission of the Diocese, and we are pleased to support the regional cancer center with this donation. May Saint Peregrine Novena, patron of cancer sufferers, intercede for those ailing from the dreaded disease of cancer.”

To date, gifts to the Building Hope Campaign have come from 14 states and 21 Iowa counties, demonstrating the regional importance of the cancer center. Twelve of those counties are part of the Sioux City Diocese. Construction on the 21,000-square-foot facility began in May 2019, and it is scheduled to be open in December 2020.

St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home was founded in 1905 by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Today, the organization is sponsored by St. Anthony Ministries and maintains a special relationship with its founders. St. Anthony has provided care to the communities in west-central Iowa for more than 110 years and continues to fulfill its Franciscan heritage. Access to specialty physicians, the latest technology, and cost-effective care set St. Anthony apart in effectively treating each individual’s physical, spiritual and psychosocial needs. St. Anthony has been recognized for excellence in quality and safety by CMS and Consumer Reports. Learn more at stanthonyhospital.org.

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