Joann’s Story

Joann was shocked when she read the results – she had cancer. In that moment, the accomplished professional suddenly felt vulnerable and alone.

Grateful for Connection

Fortunately, she was soon connected with the array of exceptional providers and professionals at Asante. Her medical and radiation oncologists helped her understand her illness and treatments, answering every question with clarity and compassion. Her nurse navigator provided support for the complex logistics and feelings that come with cancer. Nurses, technicians, physical therapists and others cared for her with skill and kindness.

Now cancer-free, she is dedicated to helping Asante create a Regional Cancer Center that will increase coordination among providers and improve outcomes, right here in the Rogue Valley.

asante regional cancer center

“Each one of the people that cared for me was professional, smart and compassionate. I felt as if I was in really good hands. They gave me their all and I am so appreciative and so grateful.”


“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

—Warren Buffett