John Stoddard Cancer Center
John Stoddard was an engineer and real estate entrepreneur with a passion to help others. He often said that the reason he worked so hard to make money was to have more to give away. In 1990, Stoddard’s generous spirit and keen interest in medical care lead him to support Iowa Methodist Medical Center's new cancer center with a $4 million gift. The center was subsequently named after its benefactor in appreciation of his significant contribution.
John Stoddard Cancer Center is now part of the Iowa Health – Des Moines family of hospitals, which includes Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, and Methodist West Hospital. Mammograms for John Stoddard Cancer Center are provided at Iowa Lutheran Hospital, which is centrally located for women needing annual well visit check-ups. The Mammography department was renovated in 2004, improving the aesthetics of the facility and the quality of imaging with new digital mammography equipment.
"John Stoddard Cancer Center has partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to offer Pink Days, a free mammogram program for uninsured and underinsured women age 40 or over. Our 2012 Pink Days screening dates will be August 25, September 29 and on an as-needed basis. Early detection of breast cancer is vital in the successful treatment of this disease. This would not be possible without our grant from NBCF and we are so grateful to be able to provide these services to the community."
Carma Herring, RN, MS, OCN, Executive Director
1221 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA 50309