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Published on February 24, 2011

Mercy honors Hall and Perrine families in naming Cancer Center

Mercy Medical Center announced today that it will name its new cancer center the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. Mercy is recognizing Howard and Margaret Hall and Beahl and Irene Perrine because they have generously supported Mercy for five decades and collectively bestowed more than $25 million to develop cancer facilities, programs, and services.

"The Hall and Perrine families have been devoted to ensuring that the best cancer care is available in Cedar Rapids at the Hall Radiation Center and the Perrine Oncology Center at Mercy," said Tim Charles, Mercy’s president and CEO. "This new building will bring together the best cancer specialists for patient-centered care and research, so it is fitting that the center bears the Hall and Perrine names as they made it their mission to improve the quality of life for the people of Linn County."

With the development of the new Hall-Perrine Cancer Center, Mercy is committed to expanding the vision that the two families embarked on when they created the Hall-Perrine Foundation in 1953.  Mercy’s new, innovative facility will continue their legacy in taking this next step as a nationally recognized cancer center for generations to come. The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center will house advanced and integrated cancer services in one central location, giving patients direct access to a treatment team dedicated to coordinated cancer care.

Preliminary site work on the cancer center is underway.  An official groundbreaking will take place this spring, with completion of the facility scheduled for spring 2012.

Courageous Stories

Suzanne Staab

Suzanne's Story

In keeping with tradition at Hall-Perrine, Suzanne Staab – with family, friends and Mercy staff by her side – rings a bell to signify the end of her cancer treatment. Watch her story.

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