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Cancer Care Closer To Home

History
Serving Iowa Since 1981

Before 1981, there was a vast disparity in cancer and blood disorder treatments in Iowa. To receive proper care, patients and their loved ones were forced to add traveling and lodging to an already stressful and expensive journey.

To answer the call, four visionary physicians joined forces to create Medical Oncology & Hematology Associates.  Every physician in the State of Iowa came to refer to our group as MOHA. 

Physicians knew they could refer patients to MOHA and knew their patients would be seen immediately and would be cared for in the best of hands.  Over time, MOHA became a trusted partner to all and set the standard of not only being immediately available but for also forming foundational relationships with patient and physicians alike.  This culture still drives our every move — the delivery of compassionate care to those suffering from cancer or blood disorders with an urgency that matches their condition.  

We are proud partners with the major health systems in central Iowa, including MercyOne, Unity Point, and the Iowa Clinic, as well as over 20 surrounding outreach hospitals.  The care teams at Mission Cancer + Blood are made up of physicians and advanced practice providers that have been trained in the treatment at nationally recognized programs.  

We believe it is our calling and “mission” to uplift patients and their loved ones with hope, compassion and evidence-based treatments on their journey to remission, recovery or an enhanced quality of life.

  • 1981 MOHA was founded by Dr. Thomas Buroker and Dr. Shreck
  • 1981 Dr. Morton joined as an employed physician
  • 1983 Dr. Westberg, MD, joined as an employed physician
  • 1983 Skiff Memorial Hospital in Newton was added
  • 1984 St. Anthony's Regional Health Center in Carroll joined
  • 1985 Pella Regional Health Center was added to our network
  • 1986 Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston joined
  • 1987 Centerville's St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center was added
  • 1987 Trinity Regional Medical Center in Ft. Dodge joined
  • 1988 Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa was added
  • 1999 Grinnell Regional Medical Center joined our network
  • 2000 Dr. Molina joined
  • 2002 Dr. Heddinger joined
  • 2003 Dr. Hiatt joined
  • 2003 Dr. Behrens joined
  • 2006 Dr. Hill joined
  • 2006 Dr. Sandre joined
  • 2011 Dr. Daniel Buroker joined
  • 2011 Dr. Freeman joined
  • 2012 Dr. Hughes joined
  • 2014 Dr. Graff joined
  • 2015 Dr. Wehbe joined
  • 2017 Dr. Lukenbill joined
  • 2017 Dr. Schultheis joined
  • 2017 Dr. Harichand joined
  • 2018 Dr. Jawa joined
  • 2019 Dr. Elsawy joined
  • 2019 Dr. Elhaddad joined
  • 2019 CHI Health Mercy in Corning was added to our network
  • 2019 MOHA rebranded to Mission Cancer + Blood