SIH Cancer Institute Celebrates 1 Year!

March 3rd, 2016

March 2nd marks the 1 Year Celebration of the SIH Cancer Institute. Some amazing work has happened, largely due to the support of the southern Illinois community members, like you.

Thanks to you, over 1000 new cancer patients received treatment in the last year. Their cancer journeys added up to over 13,000 visits through our doors!

Here’s a message from one of them

Clearly, the center was built for thousands of regional patients in need. You answered the call by joining us in the mission. You helped get us off the ground. It’s our honor to serve treatment to these patients with all the dignity, professionalism and strength they deserve.

“Our patients, who become like family, inspire us every day to ensure we continually grow and expand to meet their needs and those of their family members,” said Jennifer Badiu, System Director of the SIH Cancer Institute. “Our physicians and staff truly do love what they do, and it shows in every loving touch and warm smile.”

Some additional wins for the year include:

  • chaplain services
  • financial navigation
  • social work
  • supportive counseling
  • clinical trials
  • advances in infusion and radiation treatment services

We are proud of the accomplishments in a single year and we’ve only just begun. We ask for your continued support as we bring our patients hope, right here at home.

Your financial contributions play a role in helping our community get the cancer treatments they need in their own back yard. SIH Foundation is proud that a 100% of your funds go directly to the SIH Cancer Institute.

If you wish to give, contact the SIH Foundation at or please feel free to email or call 618.457.5200 ext 67843.