Berrien County Cancer Service
7301 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, 49127 (directions)
The Berrien County Cancer Service, Inc. provides a unique medical service to the people of Berrien County; it is a specialized home nursing care service for cancer patients and their families. The service is compassionate and provides professional care to people who have cancer. It is not directly concerned with the promotion of research or education. The service is available to all the people of Berrien County Michigan who have a cancer problem as diagnosed by a licensed physician.
The organization has provided these services for over 60 years, since it was first organized in 1948 by a group of concerned Berrien County residents. It was directed by Olove Colcord, R.N. until her retirement in 1985.
Nancy Church became Executive Director in July 2012 after 18 years as a staff nurse. Our staff nurses included Connie Demler R.N., Debra Hansen R.N., Susan Lerke, R.N., Kimberly Penney, R.N. and Jean Carow, R.N.
The total organization consists of a board of directors with appropriate officers and a paid and volunteer staff that perform the services under the supervision of the Executive Director. 101 individuals volunteered in the year 2017.