Columbia St. Mary's has proudly named
its cancer centers in honor of
long-time patients, volunteers and
donors Polly and William D. Van
Both Columbia St. Mary's cancer
centers -- in Milwaukee and Ozaukee --
will now be known as the:
Polly and Bill Van Dyke were long-time
Columbia St. Mary's patients, volunteers
and donors. Their appreciation for the
personal, compassionate and expert team
of caregivers they met along the way
were driving factors in their unwavering
commitment to Columbia St. Mary's.
Now, Polly and Bill's generous support
will allow Columbia St. Mary's to expand
its cancer program to:
provides every cancer
patient with a personal
nurse navigator who
guides them through
every step of their
Expand our breast
clinic to all cancer
disease sites. This
means that the entire
cancer team works
together on a course of
treatment and the
patient comes to one
single visit to meet
with everyone and learn
about the personalized
care they will
trials to bring more
cancer care knowledge to
our care plans.
Offer a full expanse
therapies to enhance
the patient's emotional
Offer a comprehensive
that serves patients
from the moment they are
The Van Dyke Cancer Centers will further
what the Van Dykes embraced in Columbia
St. Mary's: a singular dedication
to providing patients with care that
treats the whole person - body, mind and
will notice that the Van Dyke Cancer
Center logo features a yellow rose,
which was Polly's favorite flower.
The flower was incorporated in tribute
to Polly, however, it was
also stylized to represent the team
of caregivers who surround the patient
in a supportive embrace, much like the
philosophy of our cancer navigator
Gifts to the Polly and Bill Van Dyke Cancer
Center Fund will help advance and maintain the
incredible care already being provided at
Columbia St. Mary's.
Your gift will enhance the legacy that Polly and
Bill left to Columbia St. Mary's patients.
Gifts may be made in tribute to Polly and Bill.
The Van Dykes daughters will be informed of your
Polly and Bill Van Dyke
and Bill's commitment to Columbia St.
Mary's was unparalleled.
in a deep commitment to family, friends
and their community, the Van Dykes
answered their call to care with vision,
passion, humility and generosity.
many years, Polly served on all of our
boards: Columbia Hospital,
Columbia Foundation, Columbia College of
Nursing, Columbia Health System, and
Columbia St. Mary's.
was Polly's vision and generosity that
created the Van Dyke Haebler Center for
Women's Imaging -- Wisconsin's premier
breast imaging center.
2006 to 2011, Polly and Bill served as
honorary chairs of our $42 million
Beyond Medicine Campaign. And, they were
loyal and generous donors for decades.
Polly and Bill passed away in 2014,
leaving an incredible legacy of care and
concern to Columbia St. Mary's patients
for decades to come.