Guest House History

Eugenia Wyatt became interested in Ellis Fischel Cancer Center as a result of her youngest sister's battle with cancer. Her sister, Juanita Roberts, received treatments from Ellis Fischel, MD, a pioneer in the fight against cancer. Although Juanita eventually succumbed to the disease, Mrs. Wyatt never forgot the special care Dr. Fischel provided. Eugenia Wyatt's interest grew as she watched Ellis Fischel Cancer Center flourish over the years. Mrs. Wyatt, along with her husband, Ernest, spent much of her life in rural settings and envisioned a home away from home for cancer patients who commute long distances to receive lifesaving treatment. Made possible through a significant gift from the Wyatts and other generous supporters, the Ernest and Eugenia Wyatt Guest House will stand as a legacy of their loving and caring spirit.

Guest House Information

Guest House staff members provide patients and family members a warm, friendly environment that allows them to concentrate on healing during their cancer treatment. Patients have a place to rest, share a meal and communicate feelings with others who are having similar experiences in the fight against cancer. The house has twelve rooms available for guest use. Each room is equipped with two double beds, private bath, telephone, TV, linens and other "hotel like" amenities. Common areas include the kitchen, TV rooms, library, living room, internet and laundry facilities. The Guest House also offers several activities for patients and their families to take part in such as bingo, movie nights and Look Good Feel Better classes.

Our Guest House is a convenient and comfortable haven for our cancer patients and their families and offers patients a temporary "home away from home." Please consider supporting our patients by allowing them to have a healing environment while they are away from the comfort of their own home. Contact our staff at:

Wyatt Guest House
317 Business Loop 70W
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 884-1825

Open from 4 p.m. on Sunday through noon on Friday

For more information or to learn how you can
support Ellis Fischel Cancer Center,
please contact:

MU Health Care Office of Advancement

University of Missouri Health Care
One Hospital Drive, DC066.00
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 882-0488