The Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport provides state-of-the-art treatments usually only available in university hospitals, allowing patients to receive excellent treatment without traveling far from family, friends and other support systems.
FHN's alliance with Paramount Oncology Group (POG), an innovative cancer care organization based in Dubuque, Iowa, allows us to provide state-of-the-art stereotactic radiosurgery that precisely targets radiation in fewer high-dose treatments than traditional therapy, which can help preserve healthy surrounding tissue, greatly improving patient outcomes.
Our large, airy chemotherapy wing provides patients undergoing treatment a soothing atmosphere with exactly the degree of privacy they desire, along with beautiful views of our Leonard and Mildred Ferguson Healing Garden.
The providers and team of FHN affect the lives of so many, by providing expert care from diagnosis to recovery. Here are some of our patients' stories.
It is safe to say that Dallas Kosier of Savanna had a difficult year. Her husband passed away from cancer, and Dallas received her own cancer diagnosis just shortly thereafter. "If you've had cancer, you know it is the scariest word in the dictionary..."
Navy veteran, retired businessman, and self-proclaimed "car nut" Tom Rutkowski was enjoying retirement with his wife at Lake Carroll, until one day he noticed lumps under both arms. He was feeling well and had no symptoms, but thought a quick check was wise...