Joe Arrington Cancer Center
A Ministry of Covenant Health
When You Give, Healing Happens at JACC
Our mission is to treat not just the disease, but the whole person—body, mind and spirit. Joe Arrington Cancer Center (JACC), which opened in 1995, offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art cancer care and has a highly trained, dedicated team of healthcare professionals who work together to provide a multidisciplinary approach. JACC provides a wide range of services and programs, including chemotherapy/targeted therapy, radioimmunotherapy, radiation oncology, pediatric oncology, diagnostic tools, an on-site pharmacy, financial assistance and support services, spiritual care, and clinical research.
Not only does JACC treat cancer patients, but they also assist patients with hematologic diseases. In 2020, JACC served 8,803 patients, providing a total of 25,301 patient encounters.
Chorus of Angels
Chorus of Angels (COA) is a resource program designed to minimize financial burdens and eliminate barriers that prevent patients from completing treatment or follow-up care at JACC. Chorus of Angels provides assistance with expenses during the course of a patient’s treatment at JACC for cancer or hematologic disease including lodging, transportation, medication, and other treatment-related needs. COA assists not only local patients, but patients extending into or beyond a 200-mile radius of Lubbock, which includes West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. In 2020, COA provided 1,398 assistance encounters to approximately 207 patients through its general fund.
In addition to the medical technology and care provided at JACC, social workers and other support services staff provide ongoing help and intervention for patients coping with problems exacerbated by illness, including financial, employment, and insurance issues. Services include social workers; nurse navigators; a dietitian dedicated exclusively to JACC patients; a well-defined volunteer pool, including pet therapy; and several support groups, including the only support group dedicated to oncology caregivers.
Joe Arrington American Cancer Society Grant
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently awarded a grant to Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center (JACC) to address the transportation needs of cancer patients in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. Community Transportation
grants are available to health systems, treatment centers and community organizations in select communities through an application process, and they focus on addressing unmet transportation needs of cancer patients, particularly vulnerable populations
experiencing an unequal burden of cancer.
The grant received by JACC, totaling $7,500, will provide assistance to patients with gas cards, taxi costs, and wheelchair transportation.
Cancer patients undergoing treatment often require assistance getting to and from facilities, which can create a financial and logistical burden. According to the ACS, without transportation, many patients may not be able to follow their treatment plan as prescribed by their health care team.