Cancer Services at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Specialized cancer care close to home

Cancer patients in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and surrounding communities have convenient access to expert, coordinated cancer care provided by Fairview and its independent physician partners.


Amy, cancer survivor

A team approach to cancer care
Fairview Southdale Hospital partners with physicians from Fairview, Fairview Physician Associates, University of Minnesota Physicians, Minnesota Oncology and other independent physician groups to provide advanced cancer services to patients in the south metro area. 

Working together, we provide the latest in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for cancer, as well as follow-up care and support groups for patients and their families. 

Fairview Southdale Hospital is dedicated to high quality care for its' oncology patients and will continue to strive for excellence.

Services include medical oncology, hematology, surgery, diagnostic imaging, radiation and hospital care.

Commission on Cancer accredited
Fairview Southdale Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer for high quality care. 

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

2014: Palliative care at home for advanced lung cancer patients  
Patients with advanced lung cancer have historically had high utilization of healthcare. A team of doctors and nurses from Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Home Care and Hospice, Minnesota Oncology clinics and the University of Minnesota Health Cancer Center collaborated to determine what effect the early integration of palliative care for lung cancer patients might have on their healthcare services utilization. 
Read about this study here (PDF).

Contact information
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435
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