San Juan Cancer Center

Practicing Locations
  • San Juan Cancer Center, 600 South 5th Street, Montrose, CO 81401

For more information on the San Juan Cancer Center at Montrose Memorial Hospital please call (Radiation Oncology) (970) 497-8000 or (Medical Oncology) (970) 497-8001

The San Juan Cancer Center opened its doors on April 3, 2006, providing state of the art cancer care closer to home for residents of a huge seven county area in southwestern Colorado. The facility is an unqualified success, exceeding projections for the number of patients seen to date and surpassing the expectations of those who enter its doors for treatment. Here, cancer patients and their families have access to the best of both worlds: small town warmth and big city expertise. Personalized care in a friendly, caring atmosphere is coupled with an outstanding, dedicated and experienced staff and state of the art technology.

A full range of treatment options is offered including consultation and examination, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, cancer counseling and coordination of care. The facility is attractive and peaceful, the atmosphere upbeat and cheerful. Family involvement is encouraged every step of the way. A conference room is available where support groups and classes can meet. Help is available on everything from looking and feeling better while undergoing treatment to dealing with non-medical aspects of cancer like coping with work and financial issues.

Dr. Steven Emmons and Dr. Michael Bergen are the Medical Oncologists and Dr. Kyle Oldroyd is the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. All of the physicians are board certified and each has a special area of focus. They are supported by an outstanding staff of nurses, radiation therapists, physicists, a dosemitrist, clerical workers, a courier, coordinator and social worker.

Everyone at SJCC feels that the facility is a crown jewel for a community the size of Montrose and that they are privileged to be a part of it. Often, patients are already friends or family members of the staff. If not, they soon will be. The tenet “what would we do and how would we treat this person if he or she were a member of our own family or a close friend” influences everything done at the center, from patient safety to treatment planning and execution.

Each patient is precious to those who work at the center. Cancer treatment can take months or years and long term relationships and close bonds are formed. The effort to make the cancer journey productive, personal and memorable is a heartfelt goal everyone strives for. It is especially meaningful for employees when they encounter patients away from the facility and are greeted with a smile and a hug, because to that patient, they truly are friends and family.

Appointments and referrals for the oncology physicians can be made by calling:
San Juan Cancer Center at Montrose Memorial Hospital
(Radiation Oncology) 970-497-8000
(Medical Oncology) (970) 497-8001.


CIIS Immunization Registry
MMH participates in the Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS). If you receive services at the San Juan Cancer Center and receive immunizations, your/your child’s shot information is entered automatically into this confidential, secure, statewide immunization registry. You may choose to exclude your/your child’s shot information from CIIS at any time. CIIS helps healthcare providers, schools, childcare centers, and individuals keep track of the shots that they and/or their children have received. Please ask during the registration process for further information. The CIIS website provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the registry and instructions on how to opt out of the program.