Thanks in large part to the generosity and leadership of the community, Fruitland now has a brand new, state-of-the-art medical plaza, including:
St. Luke’s has been in the Fruitland area since 1994, when St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) and Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon brought cancer services to the region. Over time, St. Luke’s MSTI has grown into a full-service cancer center in Fruitland, providing skilled, compassionate care for patients and their families, including:
The new cancer center is designed to meet the expected growth and demand over the next 10 years, and it won’t be completed a moment too soon. Our total patient volumes have increased 22% over the past five years, with more than 11,000 patient visits and about 300 new cancer patients every year.
We serve a large geographic region, drawing patients from as far west as Burns, Oregon, as far south as McDermott, Nevada, and as far north as Union, Oregon (north of LaGrande). To the east, the next closest cancer services are 35 miles away in Caldwell and Nampa. To the west, the next closest are in Walla Walla, Bend, and Portland.
Many of our patients and their caregivers travel long distances for cancer treatment. They are often too ill or tired from chemotherapy or radiation to travel back and forth between their home and the clinic. They need a place to rest and recover, a place to spend the night so they don’t have to worry about winter roads or driving when they feel sick. And they need a place that’s affordable and welcoming, easing the stress and financial burden of travel.
The Respite House will be a welcoming "home-away-from-home" for cancer patients and their families who must travel long distances for treatment. The one-story, 5,235-square-foot structure is located at 935 N.W. 13th Street, and will feature: