SANDUSKY: At a dedication ceremony on July 21, Judith and Richard Kinzel were recognized for their support of Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Sandusky. In their honor, the cancer treatment facility has been designated the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, Judith and Richard Kinzel Campus. The family’s contribution will help enhance the patient experience by creating a new outdoor space and adding patient and family support services such as transportation to appointments and art therapy.
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Sandusky offers chemotherapy, radiation therapy, genetic counseling, access to clinical trials and more. Patients can expect the most advanced cancer care and expertise from cancer providers from Cleveland Clinic, which has consistently been ranked one of the top cancer programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
“We are grateful to the Kinzel family for their generosity and support of Cleveland Clinic cancer patients,” said Brian Murphy, M.D., medical oncologist and director of Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center in Sandusky. “Providing local access to high quality cancer treatment and an exceptional patient experience is a priority for us. This gift will enhance our ability to serve patients from Sandusky and its neighboring communities.”
Richard Kinzel is the former CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and former president and CEO of Cedar Fair, which owns and operates Cedar Point. He and his wife Judith live in Sandusky and have supported many local organizations.
“We wanted to be able to help people in our area feel comfortable while they are getting treatment close to home,” said Mr. Kinzel. “It’s nice to know that there are facilities you can go to where you’re treated with the utmost care and compassion. The staff at Cleveland Clinic makes patients feel like they are family.”
“People love Cleveland Clinic, and the fact that people in our community can get top cancer treatment right here in Sandusky is very important to us,” added Mrs. Kinzel.
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center provides comprehensive cancer care in locations throughout Ohio. The Sandusky site provides the latest cancer treatment enhanced by internationally recognized research efforts, offering the most effective techniques to achieve long-term survival and improve patients’ quality of life.