Cancer Services at Fairview Ridges Hospital

Specialized cancer care close to home

Cancer patients in Burnsville, Lakeville, Eagan and surrounding communities have convenient access to specialized, coordinated cancer care provided by Fairview and its physician partners.

A team approach to cancer care
Fairview Ridges Hospital partners with physicians from Fairview, Fairview Physician Associates, University of Minnesota Physicians, Minnesota Oncology and other independent physician groups to provide cancer services to patients in south-central Minnesota.  At Fairview Ridges Hospital, patients receive the latest in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for cancer, as well as follow-up care and support groups.  Services include medical oncology, hematology, surgery, diagnostic imaging, radiation and hospital care.

A caring environment
Fairview Ridges Hospital is designed to be a comfortable, caring place for you and your family.  We provide family centered care, private inpatient rooms and convenient family lounges equipped with computers and the Internet.  We also provide social service support as well as individual and family counseling services to help you and your family handle the life changes that come with a cancer diagnosis. Our multidisciplinary programs bring together the best in medical care and technology to help prevent, diagnose and treat all types of cancer.

Commission on Cancer accredited
Fairview Ridges Hospital is also an accredited Community Hospital Cancer Program by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. In 2009, Fairview Ridges Hospital  received an Outstanding Achievement award from the commission for its leadership as a Community Hospital Cancer Program.

For a more detailed review, view Fairview Ridges Hospital’s 2014 Public Reporting of Outcomes for breast cancer. You can also view the 2013 Public Reporting of Outcomes (PDF) on squamous cell cancer of the head and neck, 2012 Public Reporting of Outcomes (PDF) on colorectal cancer care and the 2011 report on Breast Cancer Care (PDF). 

Latino Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program
The Minnesota Community Measurement 2015 Health Equity Report indicates that 71 percent of Non-Latino Minnesotans underwent colorectal cancer screening in 2015 compared to 57 percent Latino and 48 percent of people who spoke only Spanish. To help remedy this disparity, Fairview Health Services started the Latino Colorectal Cancer Awareness program that supports the shared goal initiated by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to increase screening to 80 percent by 2018 for all appropriate individuals. For the first year of this program, Fairview and University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care set a goal to provide at least 30 colonoscopies. To reach this goal, program leaders determined that a Latino community health worker would be critical to the program's success by providing community education, outreach and support for those who go through the colonoscopy procedure.

In 2016, Fairview South Region Community Health Program and University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care continued its programming to raise awareness of colon cancer screening and promote cancer prevention through education and outreach. They set a goal to provide 40 free colonoscopies to uninsured Latino persons living in the Fairview Southdale Hospital and Fairview Ridges Hospital service areas. We also strived to provide the community with an excellent hospital experience for colonoscopy participants. Our physician partners and Fairview Health Systems donated their talents, supplies and time to provide this care to members of our community who could not afford this important preventative care.

2016 Results
  • The Community Health Worker reached over 400 people by providing colon cancer prevention education and outreach at nine different locations, two radio stations and Univision Minnesota television channel.
  • Jointly, our hospitals provided 47 colonoscopies.
  • Participant survey feedback was exceptionally high.

2015 Results:
  • The Community Health Worker reached well over 160 people through outreach and educational events.
  • Jointly, our hospitals provided 32 colonoscopies, exceeding the goal of 30.
  • Participant survey feedback was highly positive, with 96 percent of survey respondents reporting they always were:
    • treated with courtesy and respect
    • listened to by staff
    • explained procedures in a way they could understand
Contact Information
Fairview Ridges Hospital
201 E. Nicollet Blvd.
Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
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