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St. Luke’s Fruitland Development Plan

Building on Our Promise to Fruitland

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:

  • A full-service, 24/7 emergency department
  • Physician offices, including family medicine and internal medicine
  • A walk-in clinic for urgent needs
  • Lab and medical imaging
  • Space for visiting specialists in 12 fields, including cardiology, gynecology, pediatric specialists, orthopedics, and urology

St. Luke’s will invest an additional $25 million over the next several years to implement Phase 2 of the project. For each community dollar raised, St. Luke’s will provide nine additional dollars, for a $9 to $1 match. Phase 2 will include:

  • A new St. Luke’s MSTI cancer center
  • A new Breast Cancer Detection Center
  • A Respite House for cancer patients and their families
  • Other needed outpatient services

Expanding Cancer Care in Fruitland

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:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Access to leading-edge clinical trials
  • Nutrition planning and counseling
  • Wound care and management
  • Pharmacy
  • Social services
  • Counseling
  • Spiritual care
  • Integrative Medicine services: massage, meditation, stress management, and strength training

Growing to Serve the Region

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.

A Respite House for Patients and Families

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 provide a safe and comfortable home away from home, helping ease some of the burdens of travel and allowing families to stay together. The house will include:

  • Private bedrooms with bath
  • Laundry room
  • Living room
  • Central kitchen and dining area
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms and facilities
  • Library of books and family videos
  • Picnic table, grill, and patio furniture
  • RV parking area

Make a Donation to Support St. Luke's Fruitland Development

You Can Make a Difference

Thanks to the incredible generosity of the people of Fruitland and the surrounding communities, St. Luke’s Fruitland is now a reality. Now the community is rallying around as we take it to the next level—expanding and enhancing cancer care and other vital medical services for you and your neighbors. Every gift makes a difference—no matter the size. To talk about the project with our Health Foundation, call (208) 381-2123 or email foundation@slhs.org.