Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®


The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – River Falls Area Hospital in 2017. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive,patient-centered care. River Falls Area Hospital participates in an integrated network of cancer care, which means our patients have access to programs and expertise at other Allina Health hospitals, including District One Hospital in Faribault, United Hospital in St. Paul and Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

We believe that every patient deserves the best technology, from a compassionate staff, in an environment that is focused on their needs.

Comprehensive care

You'll be treated with kindness, respect and dignity. And, you'll be surrounded by people who truly care about what happens to you. Care is given in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

  • Cancer services
    • diagnostics
    • interventional radiology
    • treatment by surgery
    • chemotherapy services
    • endoscopy
  • Supportive services
    • cancer rehabilitation
    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • pain management alternatives
    • nutritional support
    • genetic counseling
    • acupuncture

Cancer care team

Our team of expert health care professionals combines current technology and treatment methods with clinical research and genetic counseling. Offering patients choices in their cancer care that fit their lives is the most important service we can provide.

  • We focus on providing integrated care between your family physician, our oncologists, radiologists and other key members of the cancer care staff to ensure you receive the best care possible, to improve your results and to ensure the best quality of life possible.
  • Our cancer care coordinator serves as a guide for patients and families in understanding cancer diagnosis, treatment and the multiplicity of other factors that impact the experience - including coordination of care.
  • Meet our providers and staff.

Patient story


Giving patients the attention they deserve

"The Institute is recognized for exceptional cancer care. I went to the Piper Breast Center because I wanted the best," explained Nelson. "However, having the option for chemotherapy or radiation at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in River Falls would have made life much simpler."

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