Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge—Iowa City
About Our Facility
The Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City offers a private room for the comfort of its guests and their caregiver. Fostering a home-like environment, the Hope Lodge is equipped with a community dining room, kitchen, family room, library, exercise area and laundry facilities. The Lodge also offers guests a wide variety of cancer programs and services free of charge that provide information, resources, and support to ease the cancer journey.
The Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge always has a staff person on site: 24 hours a day, 7 days each week.
- A Full-Time Manager
- An Administrative Assistant
- One Full-Time Evening Supervisor, and
- Several Part-Time Evening/Weekend Supervisors
In September of 2008, the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge opened its doors and become the 28th Hope Lodge nationally and the 1st Hope Lodge in Iowa.
The construction of the Hope Lodge has been a community effort with a $4 million donation from Russell and Ann Gerdin. The land was provided by the University of Iowa.
The Hope Lodge in Iowa City provides 28 private guest rooms, free of charge, to cancer patients and one caregiver who reside at least 40 miles from the Hope Lodge and who are undergoing active outpatient cancer treatment at one of the area hospitals: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, or Mercy of Iowa City.