Blessing and Dedication Marks Opening of Woodland Cancer Care Center

Franciscan Alliance officials, staff and guests provided a healthy turnout for a blessing and dedication ceremony Oct. 2 to mark the opening of the Woodland Cancer Care Center in Michigan City.



A ribbon-cutting ceremony that included (from left) Gene Diamond, CEO of Franciscan Alliance’s Northern Indiana Region; Dr. Maurice Ndukwu, of Physician Investment Enterprises; Joe Coar, vice president of operations for Tonn and Blank Construction; Sister Jane Marie Klein, OSF, chairperson of the Franciscan Alliance Board of Trustees; Dr. James Callaghan, president of Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City; Trish Weber, the hospital’s vice president of operations and chief nursing officer; and Rosemary Meux, the hospital’s director of oncology services; marked the opening of the facility.


The Rev. Kevin Huber of Queen of Saints church later blessed the facility’s rooms.

Click on the image to watch our video highlights from the blessing and dedciation ceremony:


The $12 million, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, under the auspices of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, offers a new, state-of-the-art Trilogy Linear Accelerator, PET/CT scan and diagnostic CT, 13 infusion bays, a laboratory and pharmacy and cancer screenings, along with a patient and family education center and a community room.

For more information about the center’s services, call (219) 861-5800 or visit