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.

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Commission on Cancer accredited

Fairview Southdale Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer for high quality care.  The hospital’s accreditation follows an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor, during which the program demonstrated a "commendation" level of compliance with CoC standards that included cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Fairview Southdale also received a compliance rating for all 36 of the CoC's quality standards.

Best practice initiative

Fairview Southdale Hospital’s oncology program instituted a best practice in 2013 endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Choosing Wisely campaign. This initiative, developed by ABIM Foundation, focuses on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary.

2013: Reduce white cell stimulating factors
The intent of this best practice was to reduce the use of white cell stimulating factors for primary prevention of febrile neutropenia for patients with less than 20 percent risk for the complication. The outcomes after 5 months showed that 92% of the time we delivered appropriate and necessary care.

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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