CHI Health Good Samaritan Cancer Center

Good Samaritan's Cancer Center, on the campus of Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, serves central and western Nebraska and northern Kansas. The Cancer Center offers stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic radiotherapy, image-guided radiation therapy, respiratory gating and RapidArc through Varian Trilogy. The medical oncology department provides patients with private treatment rooms. The cancer program is involved with various clinical trials, allowing patients the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research. Multidisciplinary care, counseling services, patient navigation, genetics and tobacco cessation counseling, and various support groups are available on site. Other integrated therapies including pastoral care and use of the healing garden are also available. The Cancer Center also employs outreach coordinators to promote prevention and early detection to rural citizens of Nebraska.

Mission: Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church by bringing it new life, energy and viability in the 21st century. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we move toward the creation of healthier communities.

We love to see our patients finish a milestone in their treatment journey or simply have a good day and we are thankful that we get to celebrate with them as they ring the bell at the Cancer Center. Thanks Jen for you persistence and for being the first patient to ring the bell.

We believe in celebrating life’s moments-big, small and everything in between. Our new celebration bell, aptly named Joy, is already a beloved addition at the Cancer Center. Joy helps patients mark any victory from conquering a tough day to their last treatment. Read more about how our caring staff, and a grateful donor, helped fulfill Jennifer Nicol's dream of being the first patient to ring Joy after 3+ years of treatment:

Come join us for our Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Please RSVP to 308.865.7985.

We will be closed today, Thursday, April 11th due to the weather. Stay home and stay safe!

Thanks ladies for helping to make a difference in our patient’s lives.

We're bowled over by the generosity of Kearney's USBC Bowling Association who raised $507.50 for Kearney Tackles Cancer! Representatives, JoAnn and Etha, say several member's lives have been touched by cancer and the club wanted to help the cause locally. Big just scored a 300 in our book!

Tobacco 101 | Smokefree 60+ Learn about the chemicals in your cigarette, and the harms caused by other forms of tobacco. What is nicotine? Nicotine is an addictive, fast-acting drug found in cigarettes. It affects your heart rate, blood pressure, brain chemistry, and mood. When you stop smoking, you experience cravings because...

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the US, but it doesn’t have to be! Get screened for FREE until March 29. Call 1-800-658-5169 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or return the mail-in request.

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cancer killer in the US, but it doesn’t have to be! Get screened for FREE until March 29. Call 1-800-658-5169 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or return the mail-in request.

Cancer Prevention: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Risk - CHI Health Better You Blog

Great information from our own, Kim Burr on this month's blog. What if you could do something to avoid cancer? In some cases, you can. In fact, nearly half of cancers diagnosed in the U.S. can be attributed to preventable causes.

Staying Healthy | How To Stay Healthy | American Cancer Society

Prevent what you can, people!!! Learn how staying healthy can help lower your chances of getting cancer. Discover tips on cancer screening recommendations and making healthy choices.

Staying Healthy | How To Stay Healthy | American Cancer Society

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Click on the link to learn more about what you can do to prevent cancer like making healthy choices, staying active, not smoking and getting appropriate screenings. Learn how staying healthy can help lower your chances of getting cancer. Discover tips on cancer screening recommendations and making healthy choices.

The first of the year is always a good time to make your health a priority. Make sure you are getting the screenings that are appropriate for you. Talk to your physician at your next wellness check!

Two Radiation Therapy Approaches Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrences

Good information from the National Cancer Institute on treating breast cancer and preventing recurrences.

"Whole- and Partial-Breast Radiation Effective at Preventing Breast Cancer from Returning was originally published by the National Cancer Institute.” In women with early-stage breast cancer, whole- and partial-breast radiation therapy effectively prevent cancer from returning after breast-conserving surgery.

[12/27/18]   Thursday, December 27th-Closed due to inclement weather.

[12/27/18]   At this time, The Cancer Center is planning on opening at 10:00 am but will re-evaluate weather conditions at 9:30.

What it means that the Surgeon General now calls vaping an "epidemic"

"The US Surgeon General just declared youth vaping an epidemic, and called out e-cigarette giant Juul as part of the problem in an advisory today."

It's important that we educate ourselves and that we talk to our teens about the risks involved with vaping. ‘Our nation’s doctor sees this as a problem.’

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Today is the day--Give Where You Live Campaign.
This year the CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation is raising funds to mount a lighted cross on the exterior wall of the Cancer Center; and to place an additional cross in the Healing Garden at the Cancer Center. The crosses will be able to be seen from multiple Hospital patient rooms as well as from inside the Cancer Center. Each cross has been designed and built by Nebraska artists.

Thank you for your support! The Mission of Catholic Health Initiatives is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research. Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities. Our Vision is to live up to our name as One...

Red Ribbon campaign raises awareness about the danger of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco

Great job to our own Kim Burr, counselor and tobacco cessation specialist for helping to educate our youth about the harmful effects of tobacco products. It's an annual campaign encouraging young people to stay away from drugs and alcohol. Red ribbon week, a way to raise awareness and educate children early on about the dangers of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. "Society, more and more as kids get younger and younger, things get thrown at them more. You...

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Looking for support? Check out the National Cancer Institute for some great resources.

Thanks to our three awesome bosses, Connie, Dale and Sara for your leadership, vision and support. We appreciate all you do!

Clinical trials give rural cancer patients a better chance of beating the disease KEARNEY — Rural cancer patients have lower survival rates than urban patients. But if rural patients are involved in clinical trials, that gap in the survival rate narrows significantly, according

Kearney Tackles Cancer has raised more than $400k as of its 10th year anniversary

Thank you Kearney High and Kearney Catholic students. Your continued passion for Kearney Tackles Cancer and helping others is very much appreciated by our staff and our patients. KEARNEY — It all started with a newspaper clipping.

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Come out and support this great cause!

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT!! Spread the word! Great food, auction items, Husker raffle drawing bouncy houses, games, entertainment and don’t miss your chance to dunk these folks:

KHS 🏀 Coaches Beranek, Moran and Fletcher
KHS 🏈 Coaches Cron, VanWinkle and Martin
KCHS Mr. Rogers-assistant principal, Ms. Ita-science teacher and Bruce Lear ⚽️ coach and Foundation president


Come support this amazing group of KHS and KCHS students who have raised money for our cancer patients. #KTC#10yearsstrong

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May is melanoma and skin cancer awareness month. As we enter the hot summer months, don't forget to protect your skin!

CHI Careers

A Supervisor Nursing - Progressive Care - Nights, full-time position is available. Learn more here:


Looking for a resource to help you quit smoking. The National Cancer Institute is a great place to start. Follow their twitter account for great tips and encouragement.

SmokefreeUS NCI

SmokefreeUS is the official Twitter account of the NCI Initiative. Let us help you quit tobacco! is an initiative from the National Cancer Institute to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.

Have you been screened?

Quitting Smoking for Older Adults

It's never to late to quit smoking. Stop smoking now to lower your risk of pneumonia, bronchitis, cancer, heart attack, stroke, influenza, and emphysema. Get tips to quit and feel better!

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Our Cancer Center nurses Jenifer Roach and Trinette McDonald took care of a traveler from the North Pole today! To make this jolly elf (Dustin Behlman) and their other patients feel special, our Cancer Center team assembled gift bags presenting them along with their warm wishes.

For the past several years, CHI Health Good Samaritan Foundation has displayed a Tree of Hope at the center of Kearney's Hilltop Mall. For the past three years, annual donations received have gone to Kearney Tackles Cancer to help those going through treatment and struggling financially. Donors can also write the name of a loved one on an ornament and hang on the Tree of Hope. Thanks to all those who continue to support Kearney Tackles Cancer, our patients battling cancer and for remembering those who have lost their battle.

We are beyond grateful to Mary Harbur for her generous heart. Mary and a group of ladies have collected donations and put together comfort bags for our patients for the past few years. The pictures show just a small number of the bags that Mary,along with her husband and daughter dropped off at the cancer center. Our patients love them and the staff love being able to brighten someone's day. THANKS MARY!

We love the community of Kearney's continued support for our cancer patients. Thanks Kearney Tire and Auto!!

We are thrilled that Kearney Tire and Auto will once again be helping to support Kearney Tackles Cancer with their Wipe Out Cancer-Change a Blade Change a LIfe promotion. Head to Kearney Tire and Auto during the month of October to purchase a set of wiper blades in pink or black. 100% will be donated to KTC!! Thanks Don and Ronda Jaeschke for helping support our cause!

Kearney Tackles Cancer

Help us spread the word!!!

Please come join us THIS FRIDAY, August 18th from 5-7 for our annual KTC BBQ at Kearney High School. Great food and lots of auction items! *Free will donation * Shirts will be available to purchase*

A huge shout out to all of the businesses who donated auction items and food for the BBQ! We couldn't do it without your support!

Kearney High School and Kearney Catholic High School students will once again be collaborating with CHI Health Good Samaritan Cancer Center to raise funds to help cancer patients going through treatment. Please come out and support this awesome cause!!

The BBQ is quickly approaching!!! Please come out and support KTC. The students have been working hard! T-shirts will be available for purchase at the BBQ and at Kearney High Stampede on August 1st and 2nd.

We are always looking for donations for our auction and raffle. If you have an item you would like to donate, please let us know. We appreciate the continued support of our awesome community!!

Sun Safety Get tips on sun safety and how to protect your skin as you age. Learn to stay safe during hot, outdoor, summer exercise such as swimming or tennis.

"Rolanda the Inflatable Colon" is gathering a crowd at the Hilltop Mall & educating folks about colorectal cancer prevention & detection. CHI Health Good Samaritan offers flexible scheduling for colonoscopies, including Saturday appointments. For info, call 308-865-7293.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. If you are age 50 or older, have you been screened? Whether you have a colonoscopy or participate in our free at home fecal occult blood test screening......take care of YOU!!!! Colorectal cancer is treatable and beatable if caught early but at the early stages there is often no signs which is why screening is so important.


It's pet (BIG pet) therapy day in the Cancer Center.
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CHI Health Good Samaritan Cancer Center's cover photo

Today a few of our staff went to Northeast Elementary School to accept donations from their Christmas Jar collection. This is the 5th year the students and staff have collected change and put it into decorated Christmas Jars and then gave us the money to give to a couple of our patients and their families. Our patients are brought to tears by the generosity and we are overwhelmed by the students and staff giving hearts. This year's grand total was $1506.05!!! Thank you Northeast Bobcats!! And, thanks to Farmers and Merchants Bank for counting all the change.


Sara Horacek Malzacher enjoying pet therapy today!

CHI Health Good Samaritan Cancer Center's cover photo

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