The Cancer Care Center at Redwood Area Hospital provides a variety of services to help you through your journey with cancer. We work with our patients and their caregivers to provide personalized cancer treatment options close to home, in a supportive environment.
Your treatment may require chemotherapy, targeted I.V. therapy, assistance with long-term port-a-catheters, or cancer education, all of which can take place close to home in our comfortable Cancer Care Center.
The Center is set up for patient comfort with privacy, heated recliners, and television. Appointments are scheduled weekdays during regular business hours.
We know that dealing with cancer can be overwhelming for everyone involved, so we work to provide ongoing education and support for patients and their families regarding throughout their disease and treatments.
Cancer hits home for us every day as we get to know and support our patients. We strive to be an educational resource to the community for both cancer treatment and prevention.
Becoming a Patient
Cancer treatments are provided on an outpatient basis, while we work directly with your oncologist to provide the best treatment options.
In some cases, patients choose to have their care referred to oncologist/hematologist Joanne Monterroso, who typically sees patients on Wednesdays at Affiliated Community Medical Center – Redwood Falls, with treatments provided at Redwood Area Hospital.
In other cases, patients may choose to continue seeing their preferred oncologist out of town and their doctor simply sends treatment orders to Redwood Area Hospital.
Joanne Monterroso, MD
Dr. Joanne Monterroso studied medicine at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. She completed her residency at Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. She then completed a Hematology Oncology fellowship at Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont.
She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Dr. Monterroso is an associate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.
A hematologist-oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of blood diseases and cancers such as iron-deficiency anemia, hemophilia, sickle-cell disease, leukemia and lymphoma. She is trained in hematology, the study of blood, and oncology, the study of cancer.
Dr. Monterroso comes to ACMC in Redwood Falls on Wednesdays to meet with patients.
Cindy Moldan, RN, OCN, CDE, Coordinator
Cindy received her degree in nursing in Rochester, MN, in 1980. She has been a nurse at Redwood Area Hospital since 1981 and a staff nurse in the Cancer Center since 1993. Cindy completed her oncology certification (OCN) in 1996. She has been a Certified Diabetes Educator since 1989.
Terri Tabor-Otto, RN, BA, OCN
Terri received her bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, St. Paul and her nursing degree in Rochester, MN, in 1982. She has worked in oncology and home care for more than 20 years. Terri works in oncology, emergency and acute care at Redwood Area Hospital. She completed her oncology certification in 2006.
Maisie Renneke, RN
Maisie received her nursing degree from Alexandria Tech in 2014. She is currently working on her
Bachelor’s degree at Southwest State University. Maisie also works on the Medical-Surgical floor at Redwood Area Hospital.
Angie Wilson, OTR/L, CLT – Lymphedema Therapy
Angela attended St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul to receive her BS in Occupational Therapy. She is a certified lymphedema therapist. Angie uses a combination of manual lymph drainage massage, compression bandaging, compression garments,exercise and elevation, and patient instruction in long-term management techniques.