Saint Alphonsus Health System

Supportive Programs

Saint Alphonus has a variety of supportive cancer programs for our patients. Click on any supportive care link to learn more.

  • Artists in Residence: The Cancer Care Center has rotating Artists in Residence providing hours of art creation for patients and their loved ones. Many patients find making art a positive distraction from the difficulty of dealing with cancer treatment. Our program is made available by a generous grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
  • CLIMB: CLIMB is a support program for children and teens ages 6-18 who have a parent, grandparent or guardian with cancer.
  • Healing Touch: Healing Touch is a healing energy therapy that can help reduce the pain, fatigue, stress, and anxiety a cancer diagnosis may bring. Our therapists are specially trained to provide Healing Touch for patients.
  • Massage: Massage is a non-invasive restorative and relaxing therapeutic intervention. Massage interns, supervised through our Family Center with cancer specific training, offer chair massage for patients and care givers in the infusion room and in the Cancer Care Center waiting areas.
  • Inpatient Oncology: The medical oncology continuum of care is supported by oncology-educated nurses and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Genetic Counseling: Our genetic counselor provides education and risk assessment for people who, based upon personal and family history, are at high risk for developing cancer.
  • Pain Management: The Saint Alphonsus Pain Management team is also available to work with us in giving you the best pain management strategy possible.
  • Breast Care Services
  • Integrative Care: The Cancer Care Center provides multiple support services that have an integral role in our ability to care for you during treatment.
  • Parish Health: The Saint Alphonsus Parish Health Ministry is a liaison between the hospital, church and community.
  • Chaplaincy: Our chaplains' approach is non-denominational, listening to and honoring the beliefs of each individual while offering prayer and spiritual guidance.
  • The Amyx Family Resource Library: The Amyx family has helped us create an educational resource center complete with books, guided imagery cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs and videos that focus on cancer, treatment, support and healing.
  • Kissler Family Health Sciences Library: The primary focus of the Kissler Library's collection is clinical medicine with supplementary materials in management and consumer health.