The experience and expertise you need to prepare for each step.
True to our name, you’ll find a strong sense of community at the Nassif Community Cancer Center. Learn more about the members of our community who walk beside you throughout your cancer journey.
Meet Our Director
Cancer is not an easy journey. That’s why the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center is here—to help and support patients and their family members from diagnosis through survivorship.
A partnership of UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Hospital and Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, in collaboration with other community-based specialty providers, the Nassif Community Cancer Center was created with a clear mission—to provide exceptional cancer care that places the patient at the center of all we do. By coordinating care and putting the resources patients need conveniently in one place, we help make the cancer journey as easy and positive as possible.
On behalf of our dedicated team of doctors, nurses and support staff, I invite you to discover how the Nassif Community Cancer Center is transforming cancer care in our community.
It is vital that we continuously improve our programs and services to providing exceptional cancer care now and in the future. I invite you share with me any feedback, comments or concerns you may have about our center. Call me at (319) 369-7836 or send an email.
Kimberly Ivester, MS, BSN, RN, OCN
Administrative Director, Community Cancer Center
Board of Directors
- Lorna Barnes
- Dr. Rasa Buntinas
- Terri Christoffersen
- Dr. Ryan Dempewolf
- Jen Hoeger
- Dr. John Roof
- Brian Scott
- Gary Streit
- Ted Townsend
Mayo Clinic Care Network Member
Receive world-class care, right here at home. As a partner with UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital, the Nassif Community Cancer Center benefits from UnityPoint’s relationship with Mayo Clinic.
Through the Mayo Clinic Care Network, UnityPoint providers have access to Mayo Clinic resources. What does that mean for you?
- Second opinions from Mayo doctors without having to leave town
- Best-practice care guidelines and reference materials
- Treatment recommendations
- Combined knowledge of two medical teams
To learn more about the collaboration between UnityPoint Health and Mayo Clinic, visit unitypoint.org/mayo
The Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, located in the MedQuarter Regional Medical District, pulls together more than 200 doctors, nurses, researchers and support personnel from over a dozen health care organizations. Together we deliver the coordinated comprehensive cancer care needed to win the fight against cancer.