Cancer Services at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Specialized cancer care close to home

Cancer patients in Bloomington, Edina, Richfield and surrounding communities have convenient access to expert, coordinated cancer care provided by Fairview and its independent physician partners.


Amy, cancer survivor

A team approach to cancer care

Fairview Southdale Hospital partners with physicians from Fairview, Fairview Physician Associates, University of Minnesota Physicians, Minnesota Oncology and other independent physician groups to provide advanced cancer services to patients in the south metro area. 

Working together, we provide the latest in prevention, diagnosis and treatment for cancer, as well as follow-up care and support groups for patients and their families. 

Fairview Southdale Hospital is dedicated to high quality care for its' oncology patients and will continue to strive for excellence.

Services include medical oncology, hematology, surgery, diagnostic imaging, radiation and hospital care.

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Commission on Cancer accredited

Fairview Southdale Hospital is accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer for high quality care.  The hospital’s accreditation follows an on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor, during which the program demonstrated a "commendation" level of compliance with CoC standards that included cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Fairview Southdale also received a compliance rating for all 36 of the CoC's quality standards.
Best practice initiative

Fairview Southdale Hospital’s oncology program instituted a best practice in 2013 endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Choosing Wisely campaign. This initiative, developed by ABIM Foundation, focuses on encouraging physicians, patients and other health care stakeholders to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary. The intent of this best practice was to reduce the use of white cell stimulating factors for primary prevention of febrile neutropenia for patients with less than 20 percent risk for the complication. The outcomes after 5 months showed that 92% of the time we delivered appropriate and necessary care.

Contact information
Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435

Cancer Care Team

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Fairview Southdale colon screening program a success

In May 2012, Fairview Southdale Hospital, along with its physician partners, hosted a free colon cancer screening event for qualified uninsured or underinsured patients. This annual initiative, held in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health’s Sage colorectal screening program and the American Cancer Society, provided free screening to eligible patients living below the Federal Poverty Level.

Of the 26 individuals who were screened, nine were found with adenomatous polyps, or growths on the lining of the colon. All patients received appropriate follow-up care.

Physician groups that participated in the event included Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, Fairview Medical Group, Minnesota Gastroenterology, Minnesota Oncology, Platinum Health and University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care at Fairview. Fairview Southdale Hospital staff and physicians donated their time to screen and treat patients.

In 2011, the Minnesota Cancer Alliance recognized this event at Fairview Southdale Hospital with the organization’s Spirit of Collaboration Award.

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